Introducing SYNCH project: come and meet us at Research Agorà
CAE conference and exhibition, Vicenza, Italy Oct 28-29, 2019

The conference

The 2019 CAE Conference will illustrate how and where engineering simulation, already pervasive in design and production processes and in the use of products themselves, is inextricably linked to the other Industry 4.0 technologies. One could even say that Engineering Simulation's role is central to Industry 4.0 and digital transformation. This year's CAE Conference will illustrate how engineering simulation can be used in different productive contexts to orchestrate a successful and considered path towards effective digital transformation.

For more information, please visit: https://www.caeconference.com/

 

Introducing SYNCH project:

The EU H2020 funded project SYNCH, which stands for "A SYnaptically connected brain-silicon Neural Closed-loop Hybrid system" officially started on 1 January 2019, for a four-year period and with a budget of more than 4 milion EUR.

SYNCH consortium consists of eight European partners coordinated by prof. Stefano Vassanelli, Università degli studi di padova.

  1. UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA
  2. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
  3. TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
  4. TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
  5. BARILAN UNIVERSITY
  6. AICTX AG
  7. ARCINSTRUMENTS
  8. ENGINSOFT SPA

 

Our mission and vision

The brain, with its remarkable computational properties, provides animals with capabilities of physical autonomy, interaction and adaptation that are unmatched by any artificial system. The brain is a complex network that has evolved to optimize processing of real-world inputs by relying on event-based signaling and self-reorganizing connectivity. Spikes (the events) are transmitted between neurons through synapses which undergo continuous 'birth'-'death' and adjustment, reconfiguring brain circuits and adapting processing to ever changing inputs. The scientific and technological objective of the project is to create a hybrid system where a neural network in the brain of a living animal (BNN) and a silicon neural network of spiking neurons on a chip (SNN) are interconnected by neuromorphic synapses, thus enabling co-evolution of connectivity and co- processing of information of the two networks.

Boosting emerging technologies

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme, under grant agreement N° 824162. FET-Proactive work programme aims to identify the future and emerging technological paradigms with highest potential for Europe's economy and society.

Let's talk about innovation through EU Horizon 2020

Monday 28 October 2019 14:00 - 17:00

Prof. Stefano Vassanelli, SYNCH coordinator, will give a talk on" HOW TO RECEIVE FUNDING? SUCCESS CASES AND TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS" during the session How to develop your innovation through EU Horizon 2020 projects European Innovation Council - towards Horizon Europe organized by APRE- Agenzia per la promozione della ricerca Europea.

SYNCH can be followed on Twitter @SYNCHPROJECT1

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824162