The Human Brain Project (HBP) is building a research infrastructure to help advance neuroscience, medicine and computing. It is one of four FET (Future and Emerging Tehcnology) Flagships, the largest scientific projects ever funded by the European Union under FP7.
The 10-year Project began in 2013 and directly employs some 500 scientists at more than 100 universities, teaching hospitals and research centres across Europe. See full list of partners.
The Foresight Lab at King's College London is a part of the HBP's Subproject12 and focuses on identifying and evaluating the future impact of new knowledge and technologies generated by the HBP using a range of methods including action research, interviews, participant observation, literature reviews, questionnaire surveys and expert workshops.
The timeline of the HBP are split into multiple phases, each of which are covered by a separate grant agreement. King's College London is now engaged in phase two Specific Grant Agreement (SGA2) spanning the period of 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.
The ramp-up phase of the HBP ran from October 2013 to March 2016 and it was funded under the European Commission (EC) FP7. The remainder of the project is funded under the EC Horizon 2020. The first phase fell under the Specific Grant Agreement (SGA1) that ran from 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2018.
Below is the breakdown of the funding:
- Ramp-Up Phase: €771,336 (October 2013 - March 2016)
- Special Grant Agreement 1: €818,938 (April 2016 - March 2018)
- Special Grant Agreement 2: €861,806 (April 2018 - March 2020)