30 July 2020

Major EU funding for ambitious brain project

The European Commission has signed a 150 Million Euro grant agreement to fund the Human Brain Project (HBP) during its final phase from 2020-2023. FPN’s Rainer Goebel leads one of 3 science work packages that investigate and model brain networks at multiple spatial and temporal scales. At the interface of neuroscience, AI and neurorobotics, Goebel's work package creates biologically-inspired cognitive architectures that serve as "brains" for robotic systems. The international project that Goebel oversees received a 15 million Euro budget from which 3 million are available for his team at the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.