Representatives of the European consortium met in Barcelona to discuss the short-term objectives and establish the agenda.
The kick-off meeting of the project MINIGRAPH, coordinated by the ICN2, led by ICREA Prof. Jose A. Garrido, was held on 20-21 October at the Casa de Convalescència in Barcelona. The project has received €4M in funding from the European Commission through the 2021 European Innovation Council (EIC) Pathfinder Challenges call, plus another €1.2M from the Swiss Federal Government (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation).
In addition to ICN2 and INBRAIN Neuroelectronics, both based in Barcelona (Spain), the consortium that will carry out the MINIGRAPH project includes imec (Belgium), the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (Germany), ETH Zürich and its spin-off Nanoflex Robotics (Switzerland), and the Leiden University Medical Centre (Netherlands). INBRAIN Neuroelectronics is a technology company founded by researchers from ICN2, ICREA and IMB-CNM-CSIC that develops graphene-based applications for neurological diseases.