Navigation Links
$1 Million Global B.R.A.I.N. Prize Announced by Israel Brain Technologies
Date:9/12/2012

JERUSALEM INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER, Israel, September 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Israel Brain Technologies (IBT), a new initiative inspired by the vision of Israeli President Shimon Peres, is announcing the launch of its $1m global B.R.A.I.N. Prize (Breakthrough Research And Innovation in Neurotechnology).  The launch will be followed by a "fireside chat" by President Peres.

The million-dollar prize will go to an individual or team throughout the world who can demonstrate an extraordinary breakthrough in brain technology with global implications.

The B.R.A.I.N. Prize aims at engaging the best and brightest minds across the planet to spark a new wave of neurotechnology innovation. The prize will also showcase Israel as an international hub for innovation in brain research and technology, helping position Israel as not only the "Startup Nation," but also the "Brain Nation."

"There is no doubt that brain research in the next decade will revolutionize our lives and impact such major domains as medicine, education, computing, and the human mind, to name but some. Moreover, it will not only relieve the suffering of patients of such debilitating diseases as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, but it will also engender large economic rewards as well," according to President Peres. "With its reputation as a 'start-up' nation, renowned for its innovative and creative initiatives and its focus on science and technology as an engine for economic development, Israel is well-positioned to assume a leadership role in the emerging neurotechnology industry that promises to make the world a better place."

Prize winners could, for example, help treat neurological disorders like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression, PTSD or even sports-related brain trauma. Or they could create the next cutting-edge brain-inspired technology that will alter our day-to-day lives.

The international judging committee will be composed of distinguished leaders in neuroscience, technology and business.

"The B.R.A.I.N. Prize will bring together the best minds across geographic boundaries to create the next generation of brain-related innovation, from Brain Machine Interface to Brain Inspired Computing to urgently-needed solutions for brain disease," says Dr. Rafi Gidron, Founder and Chairman of IBT. "It's a global brain-gain. Our aim is to open minds… quite literally."

"President Shimon Peres has a special vision: to make Israel a global center for advances in neurotechnology and brain-related treatments. We invite others to share this vision, and for innovators around the world to enter the B.R.A.I.N. Prize competition, so we can tackle some of the most exciting challenges facing our planet," said IBT Executive Director Miri Polachek.  

The Prize will be awarded at IBT's Global Brain Technology Conference in 2013. Interested contestants can visit http://www.IsraelBrain.org to receive more information and to apply online.

About Israel Brain Technologies

Inspired by the vision of Israeli President Shimon Peres, Israel Brain Technologies (IBT) has embarked upon a mission to advance Israel's neurotechnology industry and establish the country as an epicenter of global brain technology and related research.

IBT, a non-profit organization, promotes multi-disciplinary research and development projects in Israel and collaboration between the Israeli brain ecosystem and the global community of researchers and innovators.

IBT is led by a team of technology entrepreneurs and life science professionals, and is advised by a panel of renowned academic, industry and public sector representatives including two Nobel Prize Laureates.

CONTACT:
Jon Elkins
IBT Communications Team
+972-52-833-8621
jon@headline-media.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Israel Brain Technologies (IBT)
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. PDL BioPharma Provides Third Quarter 2012 Royalty Revenue Guidance of $85 Million
2. Millions of DNA switches that power human genomes operating system are discovered
3. Bacterin Secures $25 Million Financing with OrbiMed
4. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awards $12 Million in Research Grants in Four Critical Areas of Unmet Medical Need
5. Rosetta Genomics Announces Closing of Public Offering of 5.5 Million Ordinary Shares
6. MiMedx Group Raises over $4.9 Million through the Exercise of Callable Warrants
7. Elusys Awarded Additional $50.2 Million Under An Exisiting U.S. Government Contract To Support Final Stages Of Development Of ETI-204, For Treatment Of Inhalational Anthrax
8. Life Technologies Announces $750 Million Share Repurchase Program
9. New Annual US$3 Million Fundamental Physics Prize Recognizes Transformative Advances in the Field
10. Safeway Raises Over $9 Million to Fund Prostate Cancer Research
11. Relmada Therapeutics Raises $3.0 Million In Initial Closing Of Series A Financing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... for all six of their healthcare job boards. As the largest network ... occupational therapists, and biotechnicians, DocCafe.com and the MedJobCafe.com Health Network work to ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... , ... June 22, 2017 , ... ... over the allergy specialists DST Diagnostische Systeme & Technologien GmbH, thereby expanding its ... someone who suffers from hay fever, urticaria, asthma, atopic eczema or a food ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... Frederick, MD (PRWEB) , ... June 22, 2017 ... ... software solutions provider, announced the release of Limfinity® version 6.5, a content-packed update ... Limfinity® framework continue to gain a larger and more diverse base of customers ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... June 20, 2017  Kibow Biotech Inc., a pioneer ... the issuance of a new patent covering a unique ... the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on May 23 ... the Buzz of Bio award in 2014 in ... developing non-drug approaches to chronic disease. Renadylâ„¢, the first ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/16/2017)... --  Bridge Patient Portal , an enterprise patient ... Systems , an electronic medical record solutions developer ... a partnership to build an interface between the ... products, including Centricity Practice Solution (CPS), Centricity Business ... integrations will allow healthcare delivery networks using GE ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017 The global ... landscape is marked by the presence of several large ... held by five major players - 3M Cogent, NEC ... accounted for nearly 61% of the global military biometric ... in the global military biometrics market boast global presence, ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design and Manufacturing ... feature emerging and evolving technology through its 3D Printing ... run alongside the expo portion of the event and ... demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D printing and ... manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 at the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):