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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

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Arrowsmith School