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The Institut du Cerveau – ICM and the IHU-A-Institut du Cerveau – ICM announced in June, 2015, the launching of the “Big Brain Theory” program. This call for projects will attribute grants for new projects initiated by the researchers, clinicians, engineers and technicians of the Institute and the “Nervous System Diseases Pole” of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital.

The “Big Brain Theory” program is a call for projects to finance risky innovative, interdisciplinary projects proposed by teams of the Institute. It is aimed at Institut du Cerveau – ICM researchers, clinicians and the personnel of the technological platforms, as well as those of the Nervous System Diseases Pole of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital.

Between January 2016 and June 2017, ten projects selected by the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Institut du Cerveau – ICM and the IHU-A-Institut du Cerveau – ICM will receive a maximum of 200000 euros each. After this, one to three of these projects, which will have obtained proof of concept, will be able to continue their work with financing of up to a million euros.

This project is, in fact, of the greatest importance for the technological development of the Institut du Cerveau – ICM, but also for the hospital community that cares for patients with nervous system diseases.