Special Brain Inspired Computing&Technologies EMEA Student Research Workshop

16-18.10.2017, Tel Aviv University.

Partnering Universities:
Tel Aviv University (2017 Host); Imperial College London; University College Dublin; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Sponsored by: Broadcom Foundation


About this workshop

Four universities from Israel, UK, Ireland and India are partnering to create this 3- days exciting workshop on brain machine interface and brain inspired technologies and computing. The workshop brings together seven top graduate students from each of the universities to explore rapidly advancing cross-disciplinary inquiries into how “to engineer the brain.” The workshop will focus on emerging integrated research between engineering, neuroscience and computer science aiming to build long-term collaborations between the students. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to design new collaborative projects, projects will be presented in front of a distinguished jury of experts and a winning project will be chosen. The workshop will also include tours around Israel and some social events


Porter School for Environmental Studies Building




15th Oct 2017


16th Oct 2017

09:00 Welcome and Greetings

09:30 I-TED personal presentations of all participants

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Dividing into working teams, scientific presentations of students 

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Working in Teams 

15:00 New Horizons in Brain Technologies -

Prof. Yael Hanien, Prof. Nathan Interator, Prof. Roy Mukamel, Prof. Ofer Amrani

17:00 Team discussions – defining the scientific challenges, the needs, the technology required, Teams work on presenting their joint projects - Relevant Mentors (local and hosts) help the teams 

21:00 Festive Cocktail

23:00 Transfer back to the Hotel

17th Oct 2017

09:00 Teams Work - designing the presentations

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Teams Work - dry runs with peers&mentors

13:00 Lunch 

14:00 Project Pitching in front of the jury - 7 min for each project + 5 min for Q&A

17:00 Coffee Break 

17:30 Announcing the winners, final discussion and feedback from the jury 

19:00 The TLV show + Festive Dinner in Tel Aviv

23:00 Transfer back to the hotel

18th Oct 2017

All day Guided Tour in Jerusalem and the Dead sea, including farewell Lunch for all participants

Free Evening in Tel Aviv

19th Oct 2017

Free day and departure  


Jury members -

Organizing Committee -


Yam Hotel