European Neuromorphic Computing Event Draws 100 Participants to Bridge Research and Innovation

May 16, 2024

Yesterday, Braga, Portugal, played host to a pivotal event in the field of neuromorphic computing, attracting a diverse array of 100 participants. The gathering, which brought together representatives from ten ongoing European research projects on neuromorphic computing alongside two leading companies in the field, aimed to foster collaboration and innovation.

At the core of the event was the mission to bridge the gap between scientifically sound technologies and practical innovation in neuromorphic computing. By merging discussions on technologies at different stages of maturity, organizers sought to identify common approaches and best practices for advancing these technologies in Europe.

Key topics of discussion included exploring available tools and addressing challenges that artificial neural networks and systems face within the realm of neuromorphic computing. Representative examples from participating projects covered a spectrum of neuromorphic approaches, including electronics, spintronics, photonics, and other emerging materials often integrated with CMOS technology.

These cutting-edge technologies find applications across various domains, including computer vision, edge AI, sensing, computing, high-frequency data processing, deep learning, security applications, and signal regeneration.

Beyond formal sessions, participants engaged in informal discussions during a social dinner, fostering networking opportunities and collaboration beyond the confines of structured meetings.

The event not only provided a platform for exchanging ideas but also laid the groundwork for future collaborative endeavours in the field of neuromorphic computing. With its emphasis on advancing neuromorphic computing in Europe, the event highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange in shaping the future of computing and artificial intelligence.

Interested parties were encouraged to participate actively in shaping the trajectory of neuromorphic computing innovation in Europe, marking the event as a significant milestone in the journey towards realizing the potential of this transformative technology.