About this workshop

Four universities from Israel, UK, Ireland and India are partnering to create this 3- days exciting workshop on brain machine interface and brain inspired technologies and computing. The workshop brings together seven top graduate students from each of the universities to explore rapidly advancing cross-disciplinary inquiries into how “to engineer the brain.” The workshop will focus on emerging integrated research between engineering, neuroscience and computer science aiming to build long-term collaborations between the students. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to design new collaborative projects, projects will be presented in front of a distinguished jury of experts and a winning project will be chosen. The workshop will also include tours around Israel and some social events.


Porter School for Environmental Studies Building, Tel Aviv University



15th Oct 2017


16th Oct 2017

09:00 Welcome and greetings

09:30 I-TED: personal presentations of all participants

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Dividing into working teams, scientific presentations of students 

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Working in teams; choosing and designing a joint research proposal
HaMiflat - Tel Aviv University's WeWork


15:00 New horizons in brain technologies -

17:00 Coffee Break

18:00 Prof. Joseph Klafter, Tel Aviv University's President, Greetings and Welcome Notes

18:15 Team discussions – defining the scientific challenges, the needs, the technology required for the proposed research. Teams work on presenting their joint projects with relevant mentors (local and hosts).

21:00 Pizza and Beer Get-together at HAMIFLAT

23:30 Transfer back to the Hotel

17th Oct 2017

09:00 Teams work - designing the presentations

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Teams work - dry runs with peers & mentors

13:00 Lunch 

14:00 Project pitching in front of the jury - 7 min for each project + 5 min for Q&A

17:00 Coffee break

17:30 Announcing the winners, final discussion and feedback from the jury 

19:00 Organized Tour + Festive Dinner in Tel Aviv

23:00 Transfer back to the hotel

18th Oct 2017

All-day guided tour in Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, including farewell lunch for all participants

Free Evening in Tel Aviv

19th Oct 2017

Free day and departure  

Jury members




ACCOMMODATION - Tal By the Beach hotel,

Tel Aviv

287 HaYarkon street, Tel Aviv, 6350423