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Meet six MIT Brain Health Solvers at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th)

 

Winners of 2017 Brain Health Challenge by MIT Solve, selected on September 17th, 2017

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We are proud to announce that, furthering our collaboration with MIT Solve Brain Health Challenge, six MIT Solve Winners will participate at the upcoming 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit.

Two of them will speak and share their insights and challenges will all Summit participants: Read the rest of this entry »

Join 107 Brain Health & Enhancement Pioneers in 15 Countries (and counting)

Registrants for the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th) as of October 12, 2017

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Just a quick update on how registration stands for the upcoming 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th).

We are proud to report that, so far, 107 experts, pioneers and practitioners are registered to participate. 82 seem to be based in the US and 25 abroad (based on IP address during registration); with the following country breakdown: Read the rest of this entry »

Meet 40 Experts and Innovators shaping Brain Health & Enhancement on December 5-7th, at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

We are proud to announce these 40 confirmed Summit Speakers, Chairs and Judges at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit on December 5-7th. What an incredible brain trust shaping the future of brain health and enhancement!

Here are just a few:

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Professor of Neurology and Founding Director of Neuroscape at UCSF

Dr. Gazzaley is a faculty member in the Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry departments, and Director of a cognitive neuroscience laboratory conducting research on the neural mechanisms of attention and memory. Dr. Gazzaley is also co-founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interactive Labs, a company developing therapeutic video games, and co-founder and Chief Scientist of JAZZ Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in experiential technology to improve human performance.

Dr. Adam Haim, Chief of the Clinical Trials Operations and
Biostatistics Branch at the NIMH

Dr. Haim oversees the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Both programs help small businesses fund R&D with strong potential for technology commercialization, and a significant portion of their current grant portfolio is focused on the development and evaluation of mHealth interventions and digital health technology.

Alexandra Morehouse

Alexandra Morehouse, CMO of Banner Health

Alexandra M. Morehouse is Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems. Prior to Banner Health, she was the Vice President of Brand Management at Kaiser Permanente, and CMO of AAA. She has served on the boards of the Harvard Business School Community Partners, SnapFish, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ODC Dance, and UC Davis.

Dr. Alison Fenney, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO)

Dr. Fenney runs the Neurotechnology Industry Organization, a global trade association representing companies involved in neuroscience, brain research institutes and patient advocacy groups. Prior to NIO, Alison was Manager of Industry Relations at the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) in Canada, and also worked in Equity Research at Bloom Burton & Co.

Álvaro Fernández, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of SharpBrains

Álvaro Fernández, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Human Enhancement, runs SharpBrains, an independent market research firm tracking health and performance applications of brain science. Mr. Fernandez is the co-author of “The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age”, and the Editor-in-chief of SharpBrains’ market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology.

 

For more, here you can Meet 40 Experts and Innovators at the frontier of Brain Health & Enhancement.

 

SharpBrains Announces new Brainnovations Pitch Contest and ‘Sharp Tank’ to promote Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age

— Judging Panel for the Brainnovations Pitch Contest

In order to spark innovative collaborations between brain scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs worldwide, independent market research firm SharpBrains has launched a Brainnovations Pitch Contest open to startups harnessing brain research and emerging technologies to help every human being thrive in the digital age.

The Call for Submissions is open until October 31st, 11 PM US Pacific Standard Time. 12 Finalists will pitch at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5-7th, 2017).

“We are honored to count on such a distinguished ‘Sharp Tank’ to discuss and select the most promising startups in the digital health and neurotech space,” says Alvaro Fernandez, SharpBrains‘ CEO & Editor-in-Chief, who will co-facilitate the contest with Dr. Bob Bilder, Director of the UCLA Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity.

Keep reading press release Here.

Learn more & Register Here.

Update: New book by Daniel Goleman & Richard Davidson describes how long-term meditation can improve our minds, brains, and bodies

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Time for SharpBrains’ September e-newsletter, this time discussing a range of topics from meditation research to the first FDA-cleared digital therapeutic to upcoming events at the frontier of applied brain science. Also, a warning: Parents, coaches, teachers, –you can read why below–  let’s find safer sports for kids to play than American football.

New research

New tools

New thinking

Upcoming events

 

Have a great month of October!

The SharpBrains Team

 

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