“Israel Brain Technologies (IBT) has announced the ten finalists for its $1 million Global B.R.A.I.N. (Breakthrough Research And Innovation in Neurotechnology) Prize competition — an international R&D award for breakthroughs in the field of brain technology. Finalists include leading researchers from the world’s elite institutions as well as companies addressing the world’s most critical brain-related health issues. The finalists were chosen from amongst entries from eleven different countries.”
They include a very interesting cross-section of people and technologies–most of them non-invasive, suggesting a variety of future applications beyond traditional neurotechnology (pharma, very invasive devices): Hagai Bergman (deep brain stimulation), Ed Boyden (optogenetics), BrainGate/ John Donoghue (brain computer interface), ElMindA & Soterix (brain monitoring & stimulation), Itzhak Fried (“brain pacemaker”), Inscopix (brain imaging), Insightec (ultrasound brain surgery), Nano-Retina (artificial retina), Andrew Schwartz (brain computer interface).
More details available Here.