Monthly Archives: January 2013

International B.R.A.I.N. Prize awarded to disruptive innovations in brain technology

The Breakthrough Research And Innovation in Neurotechnology (B.R.A.I.N.) Prize is an international award granted in Israel to an individual, group or organization for a recent, practical breakthrough in the field of brain technology.

The one million dollar ($1,000,000) prize will recognize a disruptive innovation that is on a path to commercialization with potential significant impact to humanity. The award will be used to support further development towards commercialization of the winning technology.

Further information is available at the link below:

Following a conference in Washington DC, an action plan for accession of the USA to JPND is being developed, beginning with scientific-level discussions to agree on the main areas of mutual interest

On November 9, 2012, at the headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC, a conference was held to explore the potential of enhanced transatlantic research collaboration in the area of neurodegenerative diseases.

The aim of the conference was to showcase JPND and to attract the attention of potential American partners in order to achieve their possible future affiliation. The conference also helped to identify several potential areas of mutual interest, such as platforms for open access data and standardization of laboratory procedures.

An action plan for accession of the US to JPND will be further developed by the JPND Management Board, together with the respective American partners, beginning with scientific-level discussions to agree on the main areas of mutual interest.

More information on the conference, including the presentations delivered, can be found here or at the link below: