TEL AVIV, Israel, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Israel Brain Technologies (IBT) has announced the launch of BrainTech Israel 2013, Israel's 1st International Brain Technology Conference, which will take place on October 14th-15th in Tel Aviv, recently ranked as the 2nd most innovative city in the world by the Wall Street Journal and the epicenter of the "Start-up Nation."
BrainTech Israel 2013 will showcase the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience and brain technology and the subsequent revolution in diagnosis and treatment of brain-related diseases, gaming, computing and other fields. Neurotech is being hailed as the next major frontier in science and technology, poised to solve some of the world's most pressing healthcare issues such as depression and Alzheimer's and to change our daily lives through Brain Machine Interfaces and Brain-like Computing.
BrainTech Israel 2013 will bring together world-renowned neuroscientists, entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups, and leading multinational corporations to explore the hottest new brain technologies from Israel and around the world and foster collaboration through engaging sessions, a unique brain-tech exhibition, and "brain-inspired" interactive content. The conference will also feature a unique matchmaking event that will help generate innovative neurotech ideas and solutions through multidisciplinary collaboration.
IBT's $1 million Global B.R.A.I.N. (Breakthrough Research And Innovation in Neurotechnology) Prize competition - an international R&D award for breakthroughs in the field of brain technology - will also take center stage at the event, with presentations by finalists and selection of the winner by an international judging committee of distinguished neuroscience and technology leaders, including Nobel Laureates Profs. Eric Kandel , Daniel Kahneman and Bert Sakmann .
Israel Brain Technologies (IBT) is an organization inspired by the vision of the President of Israel, Shimon Peres , to place Israel at the forefront of neurotech innovation.
Following his March, 2013 visit to Israel and meeting with President Peres, U.S. President Barack Obama recently launched his own $100m BRAIN initiative. This landmark proposal along with the EU's €1b Human Brain Project have focused international attention on the potential for brain research to revolutionize the world of computing and to solve some of humanity's most critical health issues.
The BrainTech Israel 2013 steering committee is composed of executives from leading multinational corporations (i.e. Intel), top venture capitalists and investors, renowned Israeli brain scientists, the BIRD (Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development) Foundation, Israel's Office of the Chief Scientist and IBT leadership.
About Israel Brain Technologies
Inspired by the vision of Israeli President Shimon Peres , Israel Brain Technologies (IBT) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance Israel's neurotechnology industry and establish the country as a global hub of brain technology innovation.
Building on Israel's position as a global technology powerhouse, IBT aims to make Israel both the "Startup Nation" and the "Brain Nation."
IBT is also focused on increasing collaboration between the Israeli neurotechnology ecosystem and its counterparts around the world.
IBT is led by a team of technology entrepreneurs and life science professionals and is advised by a panel of renowned academic, industry and public sector representatives including two Nobel Prize Laureates.