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Fast Analog Computing with Emergent Transient States - Initial Training Network (FACETS-ITN)

Objective

FACETS-ITN is a research and training network involving partners from 11 universities and research centres, 3 industrial companies and 1 semi-industrial research centre from 6 European countries. It combines competencies in neurobiology, computational neuroscience, information science, physics and electrical engineering. The scientific goal is to experimentally and theoretically explore the structure and the computational principles of biological neural circuits using in-vitro and in-vivo neurobiological experiments as well as analytical approaches, model building and simulation techniques. The concepts of learning and plasticity will be of particular importance. Based on the input from biology and modelling it is expected to prepare the grounds for novel hardware based computing devices that make use of such principles. Such devices will be built and operated in the form of large scale demonstrators as part of the research plan. Within the training network 21 selected Ph.D. students will be integrated into an existing international research environment and receive a strongly interdisciplinary training. The training comprises an intense exchange and visiting programme, specific training workshops for all scientific areas covered as well as in non-scientific key competencies.. This training concept will enhance their original academic education in order to cope with the challenges of this diverse international research environment. The proposed training programme will be closely coupled to existing research projects as well as graduate programmes of participating universities. It will create a sustained infrastructure based on web-based learning as well as on scientific interdisciplinary networks and the intersectional exchange with industry. The community building among Ph.D. students from different disciplines will include students from other projects, in particular the current FACETS integrated project and its planned successor.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology/neuroscience/computational neuroscience
  • /social sciences/media and communications/information science
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 502 701
Administrative Contact
Björn Kindler (Dr.)

Participants (13)

DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 145 845
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zoltan Kisvarday (Dr.)
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE BORDEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 198 752
Address
Av Du Docteur Albert Schweitzer 1
33402 Talence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Renaud (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 194 702
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Hawke (Ms.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 391 606
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ad Aertsen (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 393 561
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Potzinger (Ms.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 432 926
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wulfram Gerstner (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 824 709
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michèle Saumon (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 194 702
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
IDT EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 391 605
Address
Grenzstrasse 28
01109 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Achim Graupner (Dr.)
Silicann Technologies GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Joachim-jungius-str. 9
D-18059 Rostock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Stuepmann (Dr.)
Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 194 702
Address
Carl-legien-str. 30
63073 Offenbach/main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Richter (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 399 704
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frédérique Lavirotte (Ms.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 412 264
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Melinder (Ms.)