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Two-Dimensional Oscillatory Neural Networks for Energy Efficient Neuromorphic Computing

Project description

Energy-efficient bio-inspired devices accelerate route to brain-like computing

Neuro-inspired computing employs technologies that enable brain-inspired computing hardware for more efficient and adaptive intelligent systems. Mimicking the human brain and nervous system, these computing architectures are excellent candidates for solving complex and large-scale associative learning problems. The EU-funded NeurONN project will showcase a novel and alternative neuromorphic computing paradigm based on energy-efficient devices and architectures. In the proposed neuro-inspired computing architecture, information will be encoded in the phase of coupled oscillating neurons or oscillatory neural networks. The VO2 metal-insulator transition devices will emulate biological neurons and are expected to be 250 times more efficient that state-of-the-art digital CMOS-based oscillators. Their 2D memristors that will emulate synapses are expected to be 330 times more efficient than the state-of-the-art.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computational intelligence
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 064 800

Participants (5)

IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 763 687,50
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 119 975
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 589 440
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
A I MERGENCE
France
EU contribution
€ 402 085
Address
16 Villa Robert Doisneau
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SILVACO EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 292 750
Address
Silvaco Technology Centre Compass Point
PE27 5JL St Ives
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)