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Neurotech start-up Ctrl-labs raises $28M to reinvent human-computer interactions

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Ctrl-labs rais­es $28 mil­lion from GV and Alexa Fund for neur­al inter­faces (Ven­ture Beat):

Ctrl-labs, a New York start­up that’s devel­op­ing a device capa­ble of trans­lat­ing elec­tri­cal mus­cle impuls­es into dig­i­tal sig­nals, today announced that it has raised $28 mil­lion in a fund­ing round led by GV, Google’s ven­ture cap­i­tal arm, Read the rest of this entry »

The World Economic Forum hosts Global Future Council on Neurotechnologies in Dubai (November 10–12th)

Quick heads-up on a very promis­ing event.

Descrip­tion: Quick­ly devel­op­ing neu­rotech­nolo­gies will have an impact on entire indus­tries, gov­ern­ments, and soci­eties in the future. The Glob­al Future Coun­cil on Neu­rotech­nolo­gies will explore these tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ments and their eth­i­cal impli­ca­tions for soci­ety. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Only 5% of US children ages 8–11 follow guidelines recommended for brain development

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Dear read­er,

Time for Sharp­Brains month­ly e-newslet­ter, dis­cussing the lat­est inno­va­tions for brain health and men­tal health, and open­ing in this occa­sion with an impor­tant wake-up call.

New research:

New tools:

 

Hap­py Hal­loween and have a great month of Novem­ber,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

The Ontario Brain Institute selects 6 neurotech start-ups for ONtrepreneurs program

Six break­through neu­rotech start-ups win cov­et­ed Ontario Brain Insti­tute award (press release):

Canada’s most pres­ti­gious ear­ly-stage neu­rotech­nol­o­gy entre­pre­neur awards were announced today by the Ontario Brain Insti­tute (OBI). The ONtre­pre­neurs pro­gram, the sin­gle largest fun­der of ear­ly-stage neu­rotech entre­pre­neurs in Cana­da, is invest­ing in six ear­ly-stage ven­tures this year to help accel­er­ate their path to com­mer­cial­iza­tion through access to fund­ing, resources, and men­tor­ship Read the rest of this entry »

Helius Medical and HealthTech Connex partner to develop neuroplasticity clinics in Canada

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Helius Med­ical Tech­nolo­gies and HealthTech Con­nex Announce Alliance to Build Cana­di­an Com­mer­cial Infra­struc­ture (press release):

Helius Med­ical Tech­nolo­gies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSDT) (TSX:HSM), a neu­rotech com­pa­ny focused on neu­ro­log­i­cal well­ness, today announced that the Com­pa­ny has entered into an agree­ment with HealthTech Con­nex, Inc. (“HTC”) to devel­op and man­age neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty clin­ics in Cana­da. Read the rest of this entry »

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