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Training the Next Generation of European Visual Neuroscientists for the benefit of innovation in health care and high-tech industry

Objective

The human visual brain can learn and adapt to change, which solves many of the problems posed by an ever-changing visual environment. However, to maintain a consistent overall representation of the visual world, the brain also has to retain previously acquired neuronal mechanisms. The key is to strike a balance between plasticity and stability.
Increasing our knowledge about the stability and plasticity of the visual brain has tremendous potential for innovation in health care and high-tech industry: 1) rehabilitation, treatments and detection of disease can be developed and refined based on knowing how the brain changes as a result of visual loss or neural dysfunction; 2) it can inspire the development and implementation of artificial intelligence, such as adaptive automated vision systems. However, our present knowledge of the adaptive capacity of the human brain is incomplete and largely qualitative in nature. This limits translation into significant applications.
To overcome this, NextGenVis –Research Network for training the Next Generation of European Visual Neuroscientists – will aim its research and training efforts on teaching young researchers in how to a) acquire new, quantitative knowledge on the adaptive properties of the visual brain in health and disease – with a strong focus on the neurocomputational basis – and b) apply this new knowledge to boost innovation in health care and technology.
Our pan-European team of academic, health care and private sector partners is ideally suited to accomplish this as it bundles and focuses unique European expertise and resources in brain imaging, psychology, neurology, ophthalmology and computer science. Importantly, the positive impact of this network will extend beyond the current focus on vision and will last long after the funding period. It will continue to link together a team of highly skilled researchers who will inspire each other to excel in visual neuroscience and its applications.

Coordinator

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Netherlands

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 510 748,56

Participants (9)

OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Magdeburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 498 432,96
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 546 575,76
H. LUNDBECK AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 290 081,88
Address
Ottiliavej 7-9
2500 Valby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 290 081,88
Fondazione Stella Maris
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Viale Del Tirreno 331
56118 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 516 122,64
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 510 748,56
HADASSAH MEDICAL ORGANIZATION
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 260 300,52
Other funding
€ 260 300,52
PATTERN RECOGNITION COMPANY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Maria Goeppert Strasse 3
23562 Lubeck

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Lübeck, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 249 216,48
BRAIN INNOVATION BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Oxfordlaan 55
6229 EV Maastricht

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 255 374,28
WHITEMATTER LABS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Prinzessinnenstrasse 8/14
10969 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 249 216,48

Partners (5)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht

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Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

STICHTING KONINKLIJKE VISIO, EXPERTISECENTRUM VOOR SLECHTZIENDE EN BLINDE MENSEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Amersfoortsestraatweg 180
1272RR Huizen

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Het Gooi en Vechtstreek
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NANO RETINA LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Medinat Heyehudim 85
46140 Herzliya

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

EUROGRANT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Strehlener Strasse 14
01069 Dresden

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00