Call for Participation: Apply to be a Featured Toolmaker at the BRAIN Initiative Alliance SfN Social Event

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The BRAIN Initiative Alliance (BIA) is hosting Tools & Tech: A BRAIN Initiative Alliance Social at the 2019 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. This event will allow toolmakers to interact with the research community, as well as network with one another. The BIA is seeking neurotechnology developers and engineers to feature at the event – applications should be received online by August 26, 2019.

Interested in cutting-edge neuroscience tools & technology? Come “talk shop” with some of the leading toolmakers funded by the US BRAIN Initiative! Through the BRAIN Initiative, a broad array of these tools and resources are becoming available to the research community. To promote neuroscience tool and technology dissemination, the BRAIN Initiative Alliance (BIA) is hosting Tools & Tech: A BRAIN Initiative Alliance Social at the 2019 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. This is a venue for toolmakers to interact with the research community, as well as network with one another.

The BIA is seeking neurotechnology developers and engineers to feature at this event. If you are interested in participating as a featured toolmaker, fill out this short application form by August 26, 2019. Selected toolmakers will be notified in early September.

Note: In order to be eligible, your tool must be ready for the community to use AND you must be available during the date and time of the social (Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM). Tools or technologies that are appropriate for sharing at this event are typically in a state ready for distribution and/or use by multiple other members of the research community (i.e., at or beyond a pre-commercialization stage or have limited commercial distribution).

This informal and interactive social will take place on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in Regency Ballroom CD of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. The event is open to all – you do not need to be registered for SfN to attend this event. Food and beverage will be provided.

The BRAIN Initiative Alliance (BIA) is comprised of federal and non-federal members: the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), IEEE Brain, The Kavli Foundation, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Simons Foundation. Its mission is to coordinate and facilitate communications from its members related to the BRAIN Initiative. The Alliance seeks to inform and engage the public and the scientific community about scientific successes emerging from the BRAIN Initiative, and opportunities for further discovery.