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A SYnaptically connected brain-silicon Neural Closed-loop Hybrid system

Objective

The brain, with its remarkable computational properties, provides animals with capabilities of physical autonomy, interaction and adaptation that are unmatched by any artificial system. The brain is a complex network that has evolved to optimize processing of real-world inputs by relying on event-based signaling and self-reorganizing connectivity. Spikes (the events) are transmitted between neurons through synapses which undergo continuous ‘birth’-‘death’ and adjustment, reconfiguring brain circuits and adapting processing to ever changing inputs.
The scientific and technological objective of the project is to create a hybrid system where a neural network in the brain of a living animal (BNN) and a silicon neural network of spiking neurons on a chip (SNN) are interconnected by neuromorphic synapses, thus enabling co-evolution of connectivity and co-processing of information of the two networks

Call for proposal

H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETPROACT-2018-01

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Net EU contribution
€ 370 500,00
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 25 800,00

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 711 716,25
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 781 312,50
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 582 785,00
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 721 250,00
Address
Bar Ilan University Campus
52900 Ramat Gan

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 45 000,00
SYNSENSE AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 609 174,00
Address
Thurgauerstrasse 40
8050 Zurich

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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
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 57 456,00
ARC INSTRUMENTS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 220 000,00
Address
75 Sirocco 33 Channel Way Ocean Village
SO14 3JF Southampton

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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
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENGINSOFT SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 152 875,00
Address
Via Della Stazione 27
38100 Trento

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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
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00