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Council Description and Benefits

The Sharp­Brains Coun­cil for Brain Fit­ness Inno­va­tion is the first glob­al cross-sec­tor com­mu­ni­ty and plat­form designed to sup­port inno­va­tors com­mit­ted to the cog­ni­tive health and brain fit­ness of their constituents/ clients/ patients/ employ­ees. Mem­bers of this invi­ta­tion-only Coun­cil will be able to learn, share, col­lab­o­rate and inno­vate lever­ag­ing a new mem­bers-only online plat­form. Coun­cil mem­bers who have already cre­at­ed a login can enter here:

If you and your orga­ni­za­tion are -or want to be- at the fore­front of devel­op­ing, test­ing and/ or imple­ment­ing inno­v­a­tive tools and ser­vices to enhance brain fit­ness for peo­ple of any age, please con­tin­ue read­ing, and con­sid­er request­ing an invi­ta­tion below. Coun­cil mem­bers will gain access to a new mem­bers-only online com­mu­ni­ty in order to access the fol­low­ing ben­e­fits.

Descrip­tion and Ben­e­fits

Access Online Library
Con­nect with Mem­bers
  • Meet oth­er inno­va­tors and deci­sion-mak­ers in a learn­ing envi­ron­ment, includ­ing Win­ners, Final­ists and Judges in the 2010 Inno­va­tion Awards
  • Ask for input and tips via chat, forums and groups
  • Nom­i­nate can­di­dates to join the Coun­cil


Par­tic­i­pate in month­ly brief­in­gs
  • Past briefs include: Take-aways from AARP Brain Fit­ness Col­lo­qui­um, Best Prac­tices at Wal­ter Reed Army Med­ical Cen­ter, The Reim­burse­ment Land­scape for Cog­ni­tive Inter­ven­tions
  • Future briefs include: Con­ver­sa­tions with deci­sion-mak­ers and inno­va­tors at Intel, Lumos Labs, Brain Resource, Cogmed/ Pear­son, Cam­bridge Cog­ni­tion, AARP, Kaiser Per­ma­nente.
  • Sug­gest top­ics and experts for future brief­in­gs


Shape the agen­da
  • Help shape the agen­da for 2012 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit, and oth­er ini­tia­tives
  • Share lessons learned and best prac­tices via blog posts and oth­er mate­ri­als


Access oth­er ben­e­fits
  • Dis­count­ed reg­is­tra­tion fee (40% off) for 2012 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit
  • Par­tic­i­pate in Local Inter­est Groups (Novem­ber 2011 events in San Fran­cis­co, Wash­ing­ton DC and New York City)


Mem­ber­ship in the Sharp­Brains Coun­cil is by invi­ta­tion only, per­son­al and non­trans­fer­able. If you haven’t received an invi­ta­tion, you can request one by explain­ing how your orga­ni­za­tion and your­self would con­tribute to and ben­e­fit from Council’s mis­sion and activ­i­ties. Annu­al mem­ber­ship fees are $395, due at the begin­ning of the 12-month mem­ber­ship cycle.

Request an Invitation

Cur­rent Coun­cil Mem­bers work at the fol­low­ing orga­ni­za­tions:

  • AAA Foun­da­tion for Dri­ving Safe­ty
  • AARP
  • Accen­ture
  • Age Mat­ters Clin­ic
  • Arrow­smith Pro­gram
  • Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion
  • Alpert Med­ical School of Brown Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Bay­crest
  • Bright­Star Learn­ing, Ltd.
  • Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Chor­at­e­ch
  • Cogmed
  • Cog­nic­i­ti
  • Cog­niFit
  • CFIT
  • Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Har­vard Med­ical School
  • LEAF Ltd.
  • Mem­o­ry Train­ing Cen­ters of Amer­i­ca
  • Mon­te­fiore Med­ical Cen­ter
  • MaRS
  • Ore­gon Health & Sci­ence Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Oak­land Uni­fied School Dis­trict
  • Proac­tive Age­ing Pty Ltd
  • Pear­son
  • Posit Sci­ence
  • ProG­evi­ty Neu­ro­science
  • Saint Luke’s Health Sys­tem
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • SAR Foun­da­tion
  • Simon Fras­er Uni­ver­si­ty
  • The Neu­roDe­vel­op­ment Cen­ter
  • The Synapse Con­nec­tion
  • UCLA Semeil Insti­tute
  • UCSF
  • Uni­ver­si­ty Behav­ioral Health Care
  • Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Insti­tute for Cre­ative Tech­nolo­gies
  • Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia
  • Uni­ver­si­ty of Berke­ley Life­long Learn­ing Insti­tute
  • Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia Nation­al Core for Neu­roethics
  • The Uni­ver­si­ty of Tole­do
  • Vig­or­ous Mind
  • Wal­ter Reed Army Med­ical Cen­ter

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About SharpBrains

As seen in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, CNN, Reuters, and more, SharpBrains is an independent market research firm and think tank tracking health and performance applications of brain science.