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This year’s Brain Innovation Days event will centre around Connecting Brains; bringing together the current and future generations of brain research and innovation. 

The focus of the 2022 event will be to enable space and opportunity for open discussion and showcasing, prioritising matchmaking and networking within the community, particularly of stakeholders who may not have the opportunity to connect in their day-to-day.

Pre-event matchmaking would be encouraged through a dedicated platform in order to facilitate interaction on the day and programme details will be shared between March and May 2022 in order to attract a wider audience and kickstart networking opportunities. 

The 2nd Brain Innovation Days Pitch Competition will take place on the day, with five pre-selected finalists battling live for the jury and public prizes for Best Pitch

An Innovation Corner will be set up for companies to showcase their tangible tools and devices and for researchers to present posters, an area that will be open on the 11th in the afternoon during the EBRA Final Conference and throughout the day on the 12th and host a guided tour during the Networking Reception on 12 October. 

The day will host a series of How-To sessions focused on business and networking skills, a high-level investor panel, a policy-focused roundtable discussion on research funding, countless networking opportunities (both in groups and one-on-one) and exciting Brain Talks.

A pre-event, 12-episode season 2 of the Brain Talks podcast series will follow the chosen theme of the 2022 BIDs, also involving members of EBC, pulling in the perspective of scientists, clinicians, patients and more.