Building a research infrastructure to increase knowledge and understanding of the human brain
Human Brain Project (HBP) is a 10-year research initiative aspiring to empower scientific and industrial researchers by developing infrastructure for the advancement of neuroscience, medicine, and computing. It is one of the first two Future and Emerging Technology (FET) Flagships launched in 2013. FET Flagships are the largest and most highly funded projects with an estimated cost of about 1 billion euros.
The HBP consortium consists of about 500 scientists from over 130 research institutions, teaching hospitals, and universities across the European Union. Originally founded and initiated by Neuroscientist Henry Markram, HBP is currently led by The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Directorate (DIR).