We are excited to announce that the coordination action Convergent Science Network for biomimetic and biohybrid systems (CSN) will continue to pursue its goals through a new EU-FP7 project recently accepted: the Convergent Science Netowrk for Biomimetics and NeuroTechnology, CSNII.
CSNII has just started as of March 2013 and its main goals are to advance the definition, visibility, federation and consolidation of research in the Future and Emerging Technology area of NBIS with specific emphasis on Biomimetics and Neurotechnology. CSNII will achieve these objectives by advancing and developing strategic roadmaps, supporting workshops, the annual conference “Living Machines” and realizing global cooperation and alliances in particular through collaborations with similar and well established activities in the USA and Japan. At the end of this 3 year project we expect a measurable impact on the level of collaboration and the quality of research in Biomimetics and Neurotechnology combined with a direct impact on post graduate curricula and funding policies and mechanisms furthering this strategic field in which Europe can obtain international leadership.
The website of the former CSN project can be found at: http://csn1.csnetwork.eu