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 next Brain Innovation Days will take place on 12-13 October 2021 in Brussels, Belgium. A pre-event virtual session will take place in September 2021—stay tuned for further details.

Three virtual events have taken place between October 2020 and April 2021. The first virtual event was held on 13 October 2020, the second on 26 January 2021 and the third on 27 April 2021. The following one will take place in September 2021. The digital journey will culminate in a physical event in Brussels  on 12-13 October 2021.


Registration for the September and October events 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.

The registration for the digital sessions is for free. The registration fees for the physical event, taking place in Brussels on 12-13 October 2021, will be announced soon.

Registration for the digital events will always close the evening before the event. However, please note that the registration for the physical event, to be held in Brussels on 12-13 October 2021, will close one week before the event.

Yes, a confirmation email will be sent automatically.

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

The programme(s) for upcoming events are currently not available and will be shared closer to the date. The application submission process for the programme of the physical event in October 2021 is open until 23 July 2021.

The call for exhibitors is currently underway. Space is limited so we kindly invite you to apply as soon as possible.

All applications will be reviewed by an independent Selection Committee made up of experts in various brain-related fields.

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.