Wyss Center Neurotech Challenge – Can you connect the human brain with digital world?. – Deadline 1st February 2017

Wyss Center Neurotech Challenge – Can you connect the human brain with digital world?

The Wyss Center, a not-for-profit neurotechnology organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, has today launched a global neurotech innovation challenge to connect the human brain with the digital world.

The Challenge seeks the most disruptive new technologies for brain stimulation and neural signal recording. The goal is to develop technology with a clinical application that could help paralyzed people move, overcome depression or memory loss, restore vision or address other nervous system disorders.

Open to anyone, from anywhere in the world, the award will provide access to the expertise and technical facilities at the Wyss Center as well as funding to translate the successful idea from research concept into a clinical application.

Accommodation and salary for the project leader in the beautiful Lake Geneva region of Switzerland will be included in the award for a minimum of a year in addition to ongoing funding for the project.

The deadline for entries to the Wyss Center Neurotech Challenge is the 1st February 2017.

We are searching for the most creative and inspiring neurotechnology-based ideas that have the potential to revolutionize the lives of people living with nervous system disorders such as epilepsy or paralysis as a result of stroke.

Too many valuable ideas fail before they reach the people who need them most. We want to find great ideas that are in peril because they are not yet ready for commercialization and not appealing to traditional funding agencies. We will offer the successful researcher the engineering, clinical, regulatory, scientific and business expertise to accelerate development of their promising concept and make it available to the people who need it.

Professor John Donoghue
Director of the Wyss Center

Neurotechnology, sparked by tremendous increase in neuroscience knowledge and engineering advances, has the potential to revolutionize the medical device industry and help millions of people with nervous system disorders regain their independence.

The Wyss Center’s existing projects range from cognitive, motor, mood, autonomic or sensory disorders including brain stimulation to help people with dyslexia through to restoring movement in paralyzed limbs and accelerating the development of new brain probes.

The Wyss Center provides access to the latest advanced neuroscience and engineering technology development facilities to researchers from academia and industry at Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland.

The deadline for entries to the Wyss Center Neurotech Challenge is the 1st February 2017.

Proposals may be sent out for independent external review. A short list will be announced on February 14 and the winner will be announced in April 2017.

For more information about the Wyss Center Neurotech Challenge please visit: www.wysscenter.ch/en/neurotech-challenge


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