17-19 MARCH 2021


BRAINSTORMS FESTIVAL 2021

DIGITAL EDITION

BRAIN, MONEY, AND MACHINES



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The Brainstorms Festival is the No1 online neuroscience and AI event for science enthusiasts like you! Where ever you are in the world, you can join us and listen to talks from leading scientists, take part in discussions, and network with the people driving neurotech and AI innovation. It’s a digital playground for visionaries with dozens of medical innovations, panel discussions, workshops and hackathons. Register now and be part of our amazing crowd!


TICKETS


SPEAKERS

Senior Researcher at Lakeside Labs

Dr. Melanie Schranz

Professor of Behavioural Science (London School of Economics)

Prof. Paul Dolan

Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience (Trinity College Dublin)

Prof. Kevin Mitchell

Co-founder Metaphysiks Engineering SA

Dr. Giulio Rognini

Head of Science (Alpha.One)

Dr. Ingrid Nieuwenhuis

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering (Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science)

Prof. Priya Panda

Head of Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology (University of Oxford)

Prof. Russell Foster

THE PROGRAM


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The money, job, marriage myth: are you happy yet?

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Stories we are told about how to live can make many of us miserable, and will discuss ways in which we can avoid these narrative traps and be a little bit happier.

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The interplay of Nature and Nurture

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We all share a genetic program for making a human brain but the way that program plays out is affected by random processes unique in each person, even in identical twins. What makes you the way you areand what makes each of us different from everyone else?

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Faulty body clock and mental illness

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This talk will consider the relationships between sleep and disease, examples of how sleep consolidation can lead to better health, and how measures of sleep could be used as a powerful diagnostic across the health spectrum.

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Ethical implications of modern technologies

Brain-computer interfacing, neuromorphic chips, smart devices in healthcare, and other emerging technologies offer great promise but also raise serious ethical questions we must answer before it’s too late

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The "BUY" button in your Brain

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Neuromarketing is a new field which uses medical technologies to see your brain’s responses to marketing stimuli. Brain activity can tell why consumers buy certain things and what part of the brain is telling them to do so.

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Neuroeconomics

Humans often make irrational economic choices that conventional economic theories can’t explain. Neuroeconomics bridges the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology, and economics to find out how economic decision-making actually happens in the brain.

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Start-up pitches

Our mission at The Brainstorms Scientific is to make good science visible and bring fresh ideas to the table. Nine neuroscience and neurotech startups will pitch who have novel solutions for mental health, neurology, and neuro-inspired AI & BCIs.

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Swarm Robotics

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Swarm robotics is a technology to coordinate a large number of simple robots like insects, ants and other animals where swarm behaviour occurs. Such technologies are already applied in IoT, smart mobility, smart grids, Industry 4.0 and smart houses. Swarms of cyber-physical systems increase dynamics, connectivity, and complexity - calling for features like adaptability, scalability, robustness, and self-configuration - features that can be provided with nature-inspired swarm intelligence.

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Towards robust and energy-efficient spike based machine intelligence

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An overview of the recent efforts in Spiking Neural Networks, in both algorithm and hardware, addressing the limitations and advantages of spike-driven learning and computations.

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Human neuroenhancement

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Using technological alteration of the human body in order to enhance physical or mental capabilities is not a new concept however, it is often thought of as sci-fi. A new frontier in the field is cognetics: the use of robotics to study, restore and enhance human cognitive functions and consciousness.

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Neuroprosthetics

Linking the human nervous system to computers is providing unprecedented control of artificial limbs and restoring lost sensory function. This talk will discuss the latest developments.

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A.I. and human rights: between man and machine

The first recorded case of a pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving car was reported in 2018. As AI continues to find its way into our daily lives, its interference with human rights is inevitable. Is our justice system ready?


VIRTUAL BR41N.IO HACKATHON


BR41N.IO is a brainstorming and collaborative marathon designed to be a learning experience for developers, technologists, engineers, students, artists, and scientists who cram and build brain-computer interface (BCI) applications together in teams.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Anyone can participate who has interests in BMI, BCI, robotics, AR, VR, machine learning, computing, sensors, human-machine interface systems, control, signal processing, big data, haptics, rehabilitation, and similar areas.

Participants do not have to be a BMI expert to participate on a team! Interdisciplinary teams with a combination of BMI and non-BMI skills are often successful in building solutions and producing working prototypes.

Projects include: Smart Home, Dream Paint, Flight Control, Stroke Rehab Data Analysis, Locked-in Patient Data Analysis, Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome Data Analysis amongst others


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START-UPS

As our goal is to help and speed up innovation in the neuroscience and neurotech ecosystem, we conducted scientific due diligence on start-ups reaching out to us and we picked the technologically mature, scientifically robust companies to clear those risks up for you while looking for exciting investment opportunities.


TICKETS

Get your earlybird tickets now as price will increase on the 31st of January.


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Startup

Special tickets tailored for startups with extra perks
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WHY ATTEND?



CORPORATES

SCIENTIFIC DUE DILIGENCE

We cherry-pick the technologically mature products for your convenience and can access our scientifically robust startup data base from the area of your interest.

FINDING TOP POTENTIAL TALENTS

Partnering with us, you access a large pool of highly qualified professionals and you will have the opportunity to select candidates on the spot.

FAST-TRACKING INNOVATION PROJECTS

We help you connect with the right stakeholders from our expert network and coordinate proof of concept innovation or research projects.



STARTUPS

The Brainstorms Festival spotlights neurotech startups of the future. We can connect you with investors, specialists, prospective collaborators, and media partners to help your company to succeed.

GAIN VISIBILITY

Talk to investors interested in your company and connect with our media partners.

FIND COLLABORATORS

Academic scientists have the expertise to support your innovation. Have dozens of informal mini-interviews and brainstorming sessions at your online booth.

GET FEEDBACK

Talk to potential customers and investors to learn from them. Expose yourself and use the knowledge for your own advantage.






ACADEMICS

AI, brain-computer-interface, neuromarketing… all in here for the tech-savvy. Widen your horizon around the exhibition area, take part in interesting discussions about the near future, and listen to stimulating talks from top experts of neurotech and neuroscience. 

NEW PERSPECTIVES

Step onto uncharted territories and gain insights about what roles you could fit in and what skills companies are looking for outside of academia.

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

The “publish or perish” attitude made you tough, a skill that is essential in the business world. Startups are the visionaries driving innovation, and they strive for someone with momentum and expertise in very specialised topics.



BRAINSTORMS TECH LAB

STARTUP SOLUTIONS FOR NEUROLOGY


Participate in our startup preselection with the possibility to meet investors from all around the world, and win free tickets with your own booth!

Send a short description of your startup and a pitch-deck to startups@thebrainstorms.io


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