Our scientific conference is a key part of a series of events dedicated to brain research taking place from 12-15 October
The HBP Summit will be a four-day event, kicking off with the European Brain Summit taking place on-site in the heart of Brussels, followed by an internal day of HBP meetings carried out online, and finished off by two days of an online scientific conference.
European Brain Summit
We will start on Tuesday, 12 October, with an open European event, organized jointly with the European Brain Council, an organization that is at the forefront of advocacy for brain research in Europe. Our aim will be to discuss how the challenge of the brain can become the focal point of Europe’s scientific and technological efforts, and what opportunities it provides. As the seat of many European institutions, Brussels is the right place to discuss how to take up such a challenge.
HBP Scientific Conference
Our scientific conference will take place on Thursday, 14 October and Friday, 15 October. The Human Brain Project is now in its final phase and is abundant in scientific achievements. One of the main long-term legacies of the project is its EBRAINS Research Infrastructure which was co-designed and co-developed by the project's multidisciplinary teams of scientists and IT engineers over the years. The conference will showcase how EBRAINS builds on the Human Brain Project's scientific excellence, how it can assist the research community, and the role it plays as an enabler of scientific progress.
HBP Internal Day
Wednesday, 13 October, will be dedicated to internal meetings, allowing the Human Brain Project teams to hold working sessions and discussions. Despite the physical distance, an interactive online setting will allow colleagues and fellow researchers to get together and discuss, collaborate and reconnect once again.
The event is hosted by the EBRAINS AISBL, the new coordinator of the Human Brain Project and the Central Hub of the EBRAINS Research Infrastructure. The programme has been designed by our excellent Human Brain Project Programme Committee, to which we are very grateful for its hard work and dedication over the past few months.
On behalf of the entire organizing team, we are greatly looking forward to welcoming you to the HBP Summit 2021 and we very much hope you will find it to be a greatly inspiring event.
Paweł Świeboda Human Brain Project Director GeneralCEO of EBRAINS AISBLKatrin Amunts Human Brain Project Scientific Research Director
Human Brain ProjectSummit 2021
The Human Brain Project is now in its final phase and has continuously evolved, adapted, and progressed to deliver cutting-edge neuroscience and brain-inspired innovation.
One of the key achievements of the project is the creation of the EBRAINS Research Infrastructure.
The Human Brain Project Summit 2021 provides an open forum for hundreds of researchers, plus policy makers, media and public, to discuss exciting scientific results, the latest developments in the project, and the cutting-edge services and tools available on the EBRAINS Research Infrastructure
This year’s event will take place in an on-site and online format, with the European Brain Summit being hosted in Brussels and the HBP Internal Day and Scientific Conference being hosted online. We look forward to hosting you for a lively scientific discussion and exchange of ideas around groundbreaking brain science.