Frequently asked questions


The Brain Innovation Days are the perfect opportunity to meet and network with the wider brain community. Though the community at large has improved in collaboration, it is oft still fragmented and siloed; the Brain Innovation Days want to help change this and reshape the brain ecosystem to one that supports its members, pushes for knowledge exchange for the greater good, stimulates investment and convinces key stakeholders that the future is in brain innovation.

Don’t miss the opportunity to match with researchers, innovators, investors, patients and patient representatives, policymakers, clinicians and more!

The Brain Innovation Days launch  took place online on 13 October 2020. This two-hour interactive session  fell under the overarching theme, “Disrupt and rewire: how brain innovation is changing Europe”. Find more information about the digital launch here

The original Brain Innovation Days were scheduled for 13-14 October 2020 in a hybrid format in Brussels. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing rules, the physical event in Brussels was postponed to 2021.

Four virtual events are foreseen between October 2020 and October 2021. The first virtual event was held on 13 October 2020and the second on 26 January 2021. The following ones will take place in April 2021 and June 2021. The digital journey will culminate in a physical event in Brussels in October 2021.


Registration for the April digital event will open as we get closer to the date. You will be able to register through the Brain Innovation Days website.

Please note that it is not possible to register via e-mail or telephone. Subscribe to the newsletter and follow us on our social media channels on LinkedIn and Twitter to stay updated about the registration opening dates for future events.

No, the registration for the digital sessions is for free. 

Registration will always close the evening before the event.

Yes, a confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours. 

Yes, please contact us at if you need a proof of your attendance.

Please keep an eye for an official email with connection details that will be sent to all registered participants prior to the event. If you haven’t received anything and you checked also your spam folder, please contact us at

Programme & SESSIONS

No. The programme of the digital launch event, that took place on 13 October 2020 under the overarching theme “Disrupt and rewire: How brain innovation is changing Europe”, is available here.

The programme of the latest event, that took place on 26 January 2021 under the theme “From Innovative Ideas to Creative Brain Interventions”, drawing focus on the business and start-up world within the brain ecosystem, can be found here.

Please note that the programmes of the April and June sessions will follow closer to the dates. You will be able to access it through the homepage of the Brain Innovation Days website.

Thank you for applying and congratulations on being selected! These will take place in a condensed and reshaped format: thetopic of your session will be integrated in the digital sessions by the programme committee of the Brain Innovation Days. The Brain Innovation Days team will contact you directly with all further details.  

Yes. Please contact us directly through

You are able to delete your abstract until the session submission deadline. After the deadline, please email the Brain Innovation Days team:

Pitching Competition

A pitching competition is a competition where contestants have a limited time to present their business idea in front of an audience and a jury. The audience and jury will have a chance to evaluate the pitches, provide feedback and eventually select a winner for “Best Pitch”.

This competition is open to everyone – student, entrepreneur, startup – as long as the project is feasible and in the brain innovation area. This is a unique opportunity to gain new financial & strategic opportunities and to provide outstanding visibility to your project.

Each participant is invited to send a video of maximum 2 minutes. In this video, you present your company’s Business Model as well as the project/innovation you have developed. Check here for details and announcements.

A jury consisting of representatives form European Brain Council (EBC), and external brain experts will select the most innovative project. Due to the variety of stakeholders attending the event (policymakers, investors/funders, clinicians, researchers, industry representatives, patients and more), the winner of the pitch competition will be exposed to an exciting, wide range of opportunities.

The results will be announced and award ceremony will take place in January 2021 digital event. Stay tuned for thefinal event date.


Click here to view the various sponsorship packages. Contact us at to declare your interest in sponsoring the Days and find out more. 

Please contact the Brain Innovation Days team via the email address: 

All these matchmaking connections will be possible through the event app. More details to follow. 

Yes. If you require an invoice to be issued to the sponsoring company, please send an email to the Brain Innovation Days, specifying the services requested and full address of the sponsoring company.