2016 Press releases

May 29, 2016

The Brain Forum outperforms itself in 2016

After two days of in-depth presentations, lively panel discussions and groundbreaking exhibitions, The Brain Forum 2016 closed on Friday. With more than 1’400 visitors, this year’s edition has increased its attendance by a whopping 40% compared to last year.

May 26, 2016

Innovation & Entrepreneurship headline the opening day of The Brain Forum

The Brain Forum 2016 opened today and is generating massive interest among specialists as well as the general public: more than 1000 people have registered. Over the next two days, researchers, engineers, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, industrialists, investors, funding agencies and policy makers will meet at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne (Switzerland) and contribute to translating brain science into tangible, accessible solutions.

May 25, 2016

Train your brain with NeuroPro at The Brain Forum 2016

NeuroPro system for brain state visualisation and neurofeedback enables advanced brain training for deep relaxation and peak performance.

May 24, 2016

Reality Substitution Machine – Out of body experience at The Brain Forum 2016

W Science Laboratories are working with EPFL’s Center for Neuroprosthetics and the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience to develop the world’s first Reality Substitution Machine (RealiSM). This technology will complete the illusion of virtual reality by establishing one’s sense of embodiment in virtual worlds, breaking down the perceived boundaries between one’s physical environment and one’s experienced environment.

May 23, 2016

Workforce of the future – Rethinking Success

The thought leadership session on “Rethinking Success” will be facilitated by UBS on the first day of The Brain Forum 2016. Dr. Aki Hintsa will give an overview of the “Logical Framework Approach of Human High Performance”, a philosophy he created in order to achieve better health and performance.

May 23, 2016

The Brain Forum Innovation Award: where innovative startups connect with investors

With their innovative ideas, start-up companies play an important role in finding creative solutions for scientific challenges. The Brain Forum Innovation Award, supported by A3 Angels, has been created to reward the best new project in the field of brain research. On 26 May a selected number of start‑ups will give a public presentation in front of decision-makers from business, politics, healthcare, science, technology and the media.

May 19, 2016

Re-experience hearing in the womb at The Brain Forum 2016

The Sonic Womb Orrb seeks to re-create the experience of hearing in utero in order to promote understanding of acoustic stress in premature infants. Like many other established and startup businesses, this innovative interdisciplinary project will be unveiled during the industry exhibition held throughout The Brain Forum 2016 on 26 and 27 May in Lausanne, Switzerland.

May 18, 2016

Natasha Kaplinsky to facilitate The Brain Forum 2016

British television broadcaster, Natasha Kaplinsky, will facilitate The Brain Forum 2016 taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland on 26 and 27 May 2016.

May 17, 2016

Act like you mean it - The oldest love story of the world meets neuroscience

After Beijing, Brussels, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Vienna, Prof. Thomas Grunwald, a neurologist and epileptologist at the Swiss Epilepsy Centre in Zurich, and Prof. Anton Rey, a dramaturge and artistic researcher from Zurich University of the Arts, will conduct their lecture-performance “Act like you mean it” on 26 May at The Brain Forum 2016.

April 28, 2016

Four weeks left until the opening of The Brain Forum

In exactly four weeks, leaders in brain science and finance will convene at the third conference of The Brain Forum, on 26 and 27 May in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Brain Forum is divided into two themed days with the first day dedicated to Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the second day focused on Science.

March 29, 2016

Lausanne to be the epicentre of brain research in May 2016

For the third time, The Brain Forum will bring together top scientists, and entrepreneurs from the world’s biggest “brain initiatives”. The event will run in collaboration with EPFL from May 26th to May 27th at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.