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Human Brain Project Specific Grant Agreement 2

Objective

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a major European scientific research initiative to improve our understanding of the brain and the role it plays in making us human, and to exploit the opportunities offered by the resulting knowledge. The size and complexity of the brain make this an expensive undertaking, but the costs associated with our current ignorance are rising and the potential gains from better insight into the brain are increasing. Brain-related diseases, many of which are age-related, now represent a major part of the global health burden and there are both ethical and economic imperatives to keep the growing number of older people healthier and more productive. Economic advantage is increasingly linked to artificial intelligence (AI), our ability to create technology to extract, manipulate and harness knowledge. The HBP’s comprehension of what makes the human brain so efficient and flexible should help to maintain Europe’s competitiveness and innovation potential in this area.

The HBP is one of several brain research initiatives and projects around the world, albeit one of the first, but it is unique in a number of ways. Only the HBP has an explicit focus on both neuroscience and computing. It is also the broadest and most integrated brain initiative, and the only one aiming to build a research infrastructure to accelerate brain research.

The HBP is a FET Flagship which started under FP7 and continues under H2020 with a succession of Specific Grant Agreements (SGAs) under a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA). In its FP7 Ramp-Up Phase (2013-16) and subsequent SGA1 funding period (2016-18), the HBP implemented a scientific project of rare ambition, breadth and scale, and forged its diverse constituents into a functioning entity. On the scientific side, it not only identified critical gaps in our understanding of the brain, but also created tools and obtained data to fill many of them. It designed, built and demonstrated six ICT research platforms, supporting neuroinformatics, brain simulation, high-performance analytics and computing, medical informatics, brain-inspired computing and linking of simulated brains to robotic bodies. The results have been made available to the scientific community. The HBP also learnt to address underperformance and conflicts, and opened up the Project via competitive calls and the integration of Partnering Projects.

In the upcoming SGA2 funding period (2018-20), the HBP will continue to strengthen global brain research efforts by extending coordination with other brain initiatives and projects. Internally, it will continue its unique inter-disciplinary co-design approach, developing research infrastructure capabilities via use cases built around specific research needs. This approach will underpin its critical scientific work of understanding how to bridge between the different scales of brain organisation, a key prerequisite to understand the principles of brain organisation. It will include gathering data to support detailed modelling, notably of the human hippocampus, as well as structural, functional and connectivity data to improve systemic understanding of the whole brain. The HBP will also investigate brain similarities and differences between individuals and between species. It will model key brain functions, including visual recognition, slow-wave activity, episodic memory and consciousness in rodents and humans, and elaborate their cognitive architectures. In addition, it will develop simplified brain models to support further development of brain-inspired computing.

SGA2 will see the individual infrastructure platforms extended and integrated into the HBP Joint Platform (HBP-JP). The JP will make HBP services more robust and improve the user experience, encouraging wider use of its tools. SGA2 should thus see a shift from supplier-driven to user-driven capabilities, while the infrastructure underpinning them will be tied closely into EU efforts to integrate and stre
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Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Address

Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 12 943 464,40

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AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 186 250

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN

Netherlands

ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 481 500

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 594 804,70

BAUHAUS-UNIVERSITAET WEIMAR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 171 250

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 181 041,66

Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem (BSMJ)

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 167 500

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 3 493 556,78

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 699 791,08

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 456 407,89

CINECA CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 577 414,08

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 206 250,10

DEBRECENI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 163 861,25

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 751 895

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 201 450

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 2 113 385,78

FONDEN TEKNOLOGIRADET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 945 371,55

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 6 775 412,15

FORTISS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 837 125

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 709 089,86

FUNDACAO D. ANNA SOMMER CHAMPALIMAUD E DR. CARLOS MONTEZ CHAMPALIMAUD

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 3 125

HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 732 750

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

HITS GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 171 400

CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 2 647 081,85

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 121 401,25

INSTITUT DU CERVEAU ET DE LA MOELLE EPINIERE

France

INSTITUTE OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 612 919,63

INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYAUSTRIA

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 223 437,50

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 95 738

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 533 923,27

INSTITUT PASTEUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 163 802,25

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 178 493,08

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 230 653,15

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 276 071,99

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 861 805,86

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 972 772,69

LABORATORIO EUROPEO DI SPETTROSCOPIE NON LINEARI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 670 530

LINNEUNIVERSITETET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 386 566

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT INNSBRUCK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 1 501 476,05

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 615 250

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 388 287,55

OSTERREICHISCHE STUDIENGESELLSCHAFTFUR KYBERNETIK VEREIN

Austria

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 330 751,28

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 751 037,65

SABANCI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 7 250

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 596 250

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN

Netherlands

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 206 493,75

FZI FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 728 947,93

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Greece

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 528 038,75

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 677 228,44

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 354 176,88

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 481 526,12

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 206 718,75

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 543 561

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 492 450,31

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 360 509,50

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 219 216,88

UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 223 436,25

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 147 250

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 707 055,90

UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 318 092,78

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 053 904,38

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 482 867,04

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 461 440,63

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 272 018,30

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM HAMBURG-EPPENDORF

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 213 000

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 316 536,25

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 356 292,19

UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 642 649,34

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 127 500

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 221 592,38

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 3 422 499,19

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 358 553,60

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 060 754,31

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 276 089,25

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 214 062,50

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 2 500

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 979 450

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 485 055

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 800 742,58

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 608 090,63

CONSORCI INSTITUT D'INVESTIGACIONS BIOMEDIQUES AUGUST PI I SUNYER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 439 535

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 662 671,25

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE BIOENGINYERIA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 352 530

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 321 295

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 538 417,50

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 240 741,25

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR NEURODEGENERATIVE ERKRANKUNGEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 430 240

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 582 272,50

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 354 580

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 211 596,31

TTY-SAATIO

Finland

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 92 000

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 91 999,88

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE

France

EU Contribution

€ 92 000,25

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 199 940,83

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 213 752,06

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 318 927,51

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 146 284

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 209 177,50

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 417 646,58

UNIVERSITAT BASEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 461 333,74

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 875 880

SIB INSTITUT SUISSE DE BIOINFORMATIQUE

Switzerland

FONDAZIONE EUROPEAN BRAIN RESEARCHINSTITUTE RITA LEVI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 311 018,75

SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 208 546,25

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 533 773,44

THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 204 770,50

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM BONN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 33 221,25

IDRYMA IATROVIOLOGIKON EREUNON AKADEMIAS ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 69 125

CONVELOP - COOPERATIVE KNOWLEDGE DESIGN GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 156 250

CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 586 270

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 322 141,25

SICHH SWISS INTEGRATIVE CENTER FOR HUMAN HEALTH SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 80 000,52

UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES

France

EU Contribution

€ 112 905

CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE DE GRENOBLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 207 926,25

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 162 968,75

L'AZIENDA SOCIO SANITARIA TERRITORIALE (ASST) GRANDE OSPEDALE METROPOLITANO NIGUARDA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 83 750

UNIVERSITATSMEDIZIN GREIFSWALD KORPERSCHAFT DES OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

UNIVERSITAT TRIER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 128 389,34

CENTRE HOSPITALIER REGIONAL ET UNIVERSITAIRE DE LILLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 116 226,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 785907

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2018

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 88 000 000

  • EU contribution

    € 88 000 000

Coordinated by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

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