6-10 Oct 2018, Imperial College London

Partnering Universities:
Imperial College London (2018 Host);
Tel Aviv University; University College Dublin; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Sponsored by: Broadcom Foundation


About this workshop

Four universities from the UK, Israel, Ireland and India are partnering to create this 4- day exciting workshop on brain machine interfaces 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 the UK and some social events.


Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

Imperial College Campus.jpg


6TH OCT 2018



7TH OCT 2018

09:00  Welcome and greetings

09:30   Personal presentations of all participants

11:00   Coffee break

11:30   Presentation of mentors

12:00   Dividing into working teams and meeting the mentors

13:00   Lunch

14:00   Team building activity – South Kensington

19:00   New horizons in brain technologies

20:00   Seated dinner at 170 Queen's Gate

22:00   Transfer back to the Hotel


8TH OCT 2018

09:00   Working in teams - choosing and designing a joint research proposal

11:00   Coffee break

11:30   Working in teams – defining the scientific challenges, the needs, the technology required for the proposed research. 

13:00   Lunch

14:00   New horizons in brain technologies

15:00   Working in teams

17:00   Return to the Hotel through Hyde Park

18:00   Working in teams at Hotel

20:00   Buffet dinner at Hotel


9TH OCT 2018

09:00   Working in teams - designing the presentations

11:00   Mr. Gordon Lindsay, European Marketing Manager

11:30   Coffee break

12: 00  Working in teams - rehearsals 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

16:00   Coffee break

16:30   Announcing the winners, final discussion and feedback from the jury 

17:00   Organized Tour + Festive Dinner in London

23:00   Transfer back to the hotel


10TH OCT 2018

All-day tour in Windsor, including guided tour through the castle and gardens

18:00   Farewell evening in London


11TH OCT 2018

Free day and departure  



Jury Members




150 Bayswater Road, London, W2 4RT, United Kingdom