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Human Brain Project launches calls for expression of interest

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Update 14/9/20: The pre-proposal submission deadline has been postponed to 30 September 2020 17:00 (Brussels time). The proposal submission deadline has been postponed to 23 October 2020 17:00 (Brussels time).

The Human Brain Project (HBP) launches four calls for expression of interest (CEoIs) for new projects to directly contribute to the development of the research Infrastructure EBRAINS and increase the scope of its application in terms of innovation, neuroscience and clinical research:

1) Brain Atlas and simulation engine adapter construction

2) Application of functional architectures supporting advanced cognitive functions to address AI problems of industrial relevance

3) High-level neuro-symbolic processing for guidance of goal-directed behavior

4) Engagement of Industry, SMEs and start-ups

The first three CEoI are open to both non-HBP and HBP partners, the fourth to only non-HBP partners. The pre-proposal submission deadline is 16 September 2020 at 17:00 (Brussels time). The proposal submission deadline is 16 October 2020 at 17:00 (Brussels time). The call documents of the four calls for expression of interest provide more information on eligibility conditions, the submission and evaluation procedure. Any questions can be directed to

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