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Sponsors and Partners

We thank these Spon­sors and Part­ners for sup­port­ing the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit. Orga­ni­za­tions inter­ested in becom­ing Spon­sors can learn more via this brochure (opens PDF), and Con­tact Us directly. Non-profit and media orga­ni­za­tions inter­ested in becom­ing Part­ners can learn more below.

Gold Spon­sor

The Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion (ARPF), estab­lished in 1993, is ded­i­cated to reduc­ing the inci­dence of Alzheimer’s dis­ease by con­duct­ing clin­i­cal research and pro­vid­ing edu­ca­tional out­reach. Its mis­sion is to make avail­able infor­ma­tion, from con­ven­tional and com­ple­men­tary med­i­cine, that will empower peo­ple to build healthy brains. ARPF

Sil­ver Sponsors

The Arrow­smith Pro­gram, avail­able in pub­lic and pri­vate schools in the U.S., Canada, Aus­tralia and New Zealand is a com­pre­hen­sive suite of cog­ni­tive pro­grams for stu­dents with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties that tar­gets 19 areas of the brain that are most com­monly involved in learn­ing. The pro­gram iden­ti­fies and strength­ens the weak cog­ni­tive areas, and each stu­dent works on cog­ni­tive pro­grams that are indi­vid­u­ally designed for his or her areas of learn­ing difficulty. Arrowsmith Program
Dig­i­tal Arte­facts is a team of highly skilled com­puter sci­en­tists, artists, and engi­neers who are pas­sion­ate about cre­at­ing state of the art visu­al­iza­tion and inter­ac­tive expe­ri­ences for edu­ca­tion and research com­mu­ni­ties. Their design approach, as exem­pli­fied by Brain­Base­line –iPad appli­ca­tion for cog­ni­tive self-monitoring– is guided by a com­mit­ment to user-centered design and to a deep under­stand­ing of human fac­tors in key sub­ject domains. BrainBaselineLogoSBS2
Inter­ac­tive Metronome (IM) devel­ops ther­apy tools that help assess and improve the brain’s abil­ity to motor plan and sequence., espe­cially rel­e­vant in patients with learn­ing and devel­op­men­tal dis­or­ders as well as acquired neu­ro­log­i­cal ill­ness or injuries. There are more than 20,000 cer­ti­fied IM providers in over 5,000 clin­ics, hos­pi­tals and uni­ver­si­ties through­out the United States and Canada. Inter­ac­tive Metronome is approved by ASHA, AOTA, and BOC to offer con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion cred­its for its curriculum. interactivemetronome


We invite pro­fes­sional asso­ci­a­tions, research labs, and media out­lets, to become part­ners of future Sharp­Brains Sum­mits. Please see details below. If inter­ested, please Con­tact Us.
Aging2.0 is a global net­work of inno­va­tors who use tech­nol­ogy and design to improve the lives of older adults around the world. Together with key part­ners, they are build­ing a plat­form for inno­va­tion, based on events, con­tent and community. aging2.0
The Berenson-Allen Cen­ter for Non­in­va­sive Brain Stim­u­la­tion (CNBS) at Beth Israel Dea­coness Med­ical Cen­ter and Har­vard Med­ical School inte­grates three dis­tinct mis­sions: Research, Edu­ca­tion, and Patient Care, in order to opti­mize and apply non­in­va­sive brain stim­u­la­tion to health care and research.
The Brain Sci­ence Pod­cast fea­tures the lat­est books about neu­ro­science as well as inter­views with lead­ing sci­en­tists from around the world. It has been one of the top-ranking pod­casts in Med­i­cine on iTunes. Free tran­scripts are avail­able for all 100+ episodes. bsp
The Cen­ter for Brain Health at the Uni­ver­sity of Texas at Dal­las was cre­ated in 1999 to search for ways to pro­mote brain health fit­ness across the entire human lifes­pan, encom­pass­ing every age, eth­nic­ity, gen­der, and socioe­co­nomic group. Life-improving stud­ies empha­size both inno­v­a­tive brain research and prac­ti­cal clin­i­cal applications.
The new Cen­ter for Dig­i­tal Aging at USC Davis School of Geron­tol­ogy will help track and shape the aging-related busi­ness, research and entre­pre­neur­ial oppor­tu­ni­ties enabled by the Internet. CenterForDigitalAgingLogo
inno­va­tion­lab is an inter­na­tional knowl­edge cen­tre for new tech­nol­ogy based in Den­mark. It oper­ates as an “antenna asso­ci­a­tion” pro­vid­ing a broad per­spec­tive of the scope of emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies, of their poten­tial, and of who has advanced the fur­thest and with what, with cus­tomers such as Sony Eric­s­son, Sam­sung, Microsoft, HP, Mars LEGO, and more. innovationlab
MaRS Dis­cov­ery Dis­trict is a large scale, mis­sion dri­ven inno­va­tion cen­tre located in Toronto and net­worked across Ontario, focused on build­ing Canada’s next gen­er­a­tion of tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies in life sci­ences and health care, dig­i­tal media, clean-tech, as well as inno­v­a­tive social pur­pose business.
The UCSF Gaz­za­ley Lab is a cog­ni­tive neu­ro­science research lab at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Fran­cisco focused on study­ing the neural mech­a­nisms of mem­ory and atten­tion, changes due to nor­mal aging and demen­tia, and ther­a­peu­tic interventions.

Becom­ing a Partner

Sum­mit Part­ners help pro­mote the Sum­mit through on their web­site, eNewslet­ter, pub­li­ca­tions, media out­reach. As a gen­eral rule, we are look­ing for rec­og­nized orga­ni­za­tions with a sig­nif­i­cant and active com­mu­nity of members/ subscribers/ readers.

In appre­ci­a­tion, we will:

  • dis­play your logo & descrip­tion in the con­fer­ence web­site all materials,
  • men­tion your orga­ni­za­tion in press materials,
  • offer 1 com­pli­men­tary pass for your staff,
  • offer a 15% dis­count to mem­bers of your community/ network,

Organizations represented in previous Summits include

    Ale­gent Health Immanuel Med­ical Cen­ter
    All­state Insur­ance
    Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion
    Bon Sec­ours New York Health Sys­tem
    Brain Injury Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica
    Camp­bell Soup Com­pany
    Clin­ton Global Ini­tia­tive
    Greenville Hos­pi­tal Sys­tem
    Har­vard Busi­ness Review
    Health­Comm Inc.
    Human Dimen­sion Task­force, US Army
    Insti­tute For The Future
    John­son & John­son
    Los Ange­les County Dept of Pub­lic Health
    McGov­ern Insti­tute of Neu­rotech­nol­ogy, MIT
    National Resource Ctr. Osher Life­long Learn­ing Insti­tutes
    Nutri­tion Sci­ence Solu­tions
    One Lap­top Per Child
    OptumHealth Behav­ioral Solu­tions
    Pied­mont Gar­dens
    Proc­ter & Gam­ble
    Robert Wood John­son Foun­da­tion
    Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity
    Sun Microsys­tems
    UC Berke­ley
    Unit­ed­Health Group
    Win­ter Park Health Foun­da­tion
    Work­ers’ Com­pen­sa­tion Reg­u­la­tory Author­ity

Previous participants include

Bio­med­ical Engi­neers
Dig­i­tal Media pro­fes­sion­als
Game pub­lish­ers
Health­care tech­nol­o­gists
Mar­ket­ing Exec­u­tives
Med­ical Stu­dents
Non profit board mem­bers
Occu­pa­tional Ther­a­pists
Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Exec­u­tives
Post doc­tor­ate researchers
Pro­fes­sors and Researchers
Sci­en­tific Pub­lish­ers
Social Work­ers
Speech Pathol­o­gists
Tal­ent management/HR
Well­ness professionals

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Silver Sponsors

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