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News26 Mar 2024

EBRAINS makes an impact at events in Brussels

BAM! Festival Image Exhibition Tour

The breathtaking images of the HBP / EBRAINS Exhibition attracted audiences interested in better understanding the complexities of the human brain. Image: EBRAINS

EBRAINS made an impact at two events recently held in Brussels: The European Research & Innovation Days 2024, and the BAM! Brain and Music Festival. At both events, EBRAINS engaged with various participants to share insights into digital neuroscience and updates on its recent developments, actively reaching out to citizens to inform them about the wonders of the brain and the benefits of brain research.

The European Research & Innovation Days, the European Commission’s annual flagship research and innovation event, was held on March 20 and 21 and brought together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to join key policy debates, funding and networking opportunities and dedicated workshops.

Researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and citizens visited the EBRAINS booth to learn about advances in neuroscience research and to explore opportunities for collaboration.

This year’s edition of the EU R&I Days provided a platform for participants to discuss strategies for making Europe greener, fairer and more competitive, under the theme of a 40-year journey through the Research and Innovation Framework Programmes.

R&I Days 2024
EBRAINS booth at the R&I Days in Brussels. Image: EBRAINS

EBRAINS wows audience with picture exhibition at BAM! Festival

EBRAINS was present at the recent BAM! Brain and Music Festival held at the Académie Royale de Belgique in Brussels from March 20 to 23, 2024.

Organised with the support of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2024, the event attracted a diverse audience comprising scientists, musicians, students, and the general public.

The programme included a presentation by Prof. Viktor Jirsa, Chief Science Officer of the EBRAINS AISBL and Director of the Inserm Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes at Aix-Marseille-Université, France. Prof. Jirsa's discussion centred on the potential of digital twins, personalised computer models of individual patient brains, in enhancing our understanding of brain function and optimising treatment strategies for brain disorders. He also elaborated on how the EBRAINS Research Infrastructure is addressing these challenges while encouraging global collaboration.

Bam Festival Presentation
Prof. Viktor Jirsa’s presentation at the BAM! Festival focused on the potential of digital twins. Image: EBRAINS

Attendees also had the opportunity to explore the Human Brain Project (HBP) image exhibition, showcasing a stunning collection of scientific images derived from neuroscience research funded by the European Flagship Human Brain Project and powered by EBRAINS. Prof. Jirsa led a guided tour of the exhibition, held on March 21st, providing the audience with insights into the complexities of the human brain and a deeper understanding of cutting-edge research.

Watch the event aftermovie below.

EBRAINS at BAM! Festival 2024 - Aftermovie

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