On 12 September 2023, the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP) celebrated its successful conclusion with a scientific symposium at Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Germany. As a European Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship with 155 collaborating institutions from 19 countries and a total budget of 607 M Euro, the HBP has been one of the largest research projects in Europe. With its world-leading brain research institutes and supercomputing centre, FZJ has played a major role in the ten-year project.
„The Human Brain Project has pioneered digital brain research, combining neuroscience and technology on a large scale with a unique interdisciplinary approach.“
HBP researchers have employed highly advanced methods from computing, neuroinformatics and artificial intelligence in a truly integrative approach to understanding the brain as a multi-level system. The project has contributed to a deeper understanding of the complex structure and function of the brain and enabled novel applications in medicine and technological advances.
human brain project
- European FET (Future and Emerging Technology) Flagship project running Oct. 2013 - Sept. 2023
- One of the largest research projects in the world
- Includes more than 500 researchers from 150+ institutions in 19 countries
- Resulted in more than 2,500 publications to date
- Total budget of HBP including partner contributions: €607 million
“The Human Brain Project has pioneered digital brain research, combining neuroscience and technology on a large scale with a unique interdisciplinary approach,” says Katrin Amunts, Director of the HBP and of the Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine at FZJ. “EBRAINS will continue to power this new way of investigating the brain and foster developments in brain medicine.”