The HBP is one of two European Flagship projects dedicated to long-term
basic research with a planned funding of 1 billion € over 10 years. The
ultimate goal is to gain profound insights into brain functions,
develop new treatments for brain diseases and build entirely new
computing technologies. HBP has three research areas – Neuroscience,
Medicine and Future Computing – and will develop six ICT platforms,
dedicated to Neuroinformatics, Brain Simulation, High Performance
Computing, Medical Informatics, Neuromorphic Computing and
Neurorobotics. HBP is completely open, i.e., these platforms will be
made available to all interested research communities worldwide,
enabling them to profit from each other.