On October 8 and 9, the fifth BrainLinks-BrainTools Annual Meeting took place in Freiburg with over 150 participants.
In addition to the members of the cluster and its early career researchers, international guests from our strategic partner International Program for the advancement of neurotechnology (IPAN) attended the meeting. Following the new central theme at the University of Freiburg of “connecting creative minds” selected researchers from Freiburg were also invited to give a talk on their research topics which are related to the research program of BrainLinks-BrainTools. Thus the agenda resulted in a very broad spectrum of talks and multiplied the opportunities for future collaborations.
Although it turned out last autumn that the cluster will not receive DFG funds in the coming round the atmosphere at the annual workshop was consistently positive. Research results from the recent couple of years were proudly presented and ideas for future projects discussed. Encouraging was also the address given by the University of Freiburg’s Vice-President for Research, Gunther Neuhaus, who promised his and the rectorates support for BrainLinks-BrainTools future plans.