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Press release28 Jun 2023

EBRAINS welcomes POLIMI as new associate member


The membership will give POLIMI the opportunity to co-design future iterations of EBRAINS’ cutting-edge tools and services. These state-of-the-art capabilities – which cover data sharing, atlasing, modelling, simulation, high-performance computing, and neurorobotics – aim to help European researchers to address major challenges in brain health, benefiting from insights into data science, brain organization, and artificial intelligence gathered from the EU Flagship Human Brain Project.

The Politecnico di Milano is one of the best scientific-technological universities in the world, ranked 1st in Italy and among the world top universities in the three areas of specialization according to the QS World University Ranking: 8th in Design, 10th in Architecture and 18th in Engineering. 

Founded in 1863, Politecnico di Milano focuses on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, promoting the culture of sustainable development and strengthening a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.

Becoming a member of EBRAINS is a strategic move for Politecnico di Milano. It allows us to promote our research on brain microcircuits and simulations, with a focus on learning mechanisms and neurorobotics. EBRAINS provides advanced tools, resources, and collaboration opportunities. It enhances our visibility and impact on an international scale.

Professor Alessandra Pedrocchi
Responsible for EBRAINS at Politecnico di Milano

We are very pleased to welcome Politecnico di Milano as an associate member at EBRAINS. The university conducts high-level research on brain modelling, simulation, and neurorobotics, among other areas in neuroscience.

Paweł Świeboda


EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure (RI), created by the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP), to foster brain-related research and to help translate the latest scientific discoveries into innovation in medicine and industry, for the benefit of patients and society.

It draws on cutting-edge neuroscience and offers an extensive range of brain data sets, atlasesmodelling and simulation tools, easy access to high-performance computing resources and to robotics and neuromorphic platforms.

All academic researchers have open access to EBRAINS’ state-of-the art services. Industry researchers are also very welcome to use the platform under specific agreements. For more information about EBRAINS, please contact us at or visit

EBRAINS is listed on the ESFRI roadmap

About the Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is the largest brain science project in Europe and stands among the biggest research projects ever funded by the European Union. It is one of the three FET Flagship Projects of the EU. At the interface of neuroscience and information technology, the HBP investigates the brain and its diseases with the help of highly advanced methods from computing, neuroinformatics and artificial intelligence and drives innovation in fields like brain-inspired computing and neurorobotics.

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