Summer School Brain Innovation Generation @ UCA


Do you have an idea that you want to bring to the market? Are you wondering if the project you are developing is ready to leave the laboratory? Are you willing to innovate in the domain of brain sciences?

Inspired by the Stanford Biodesign program, BIG@UCA summer school is part of the educational activities proposed in the context of the UCA IdexJedi project MNC3 (‘Médecine Numérique: Cerveau Cognition Comportement’ – ‘Digital Medicine: Brain, Cognition, Behavior). The summer school is organized by the CoBTeK laboratory of the UNS, in collaboration with the INRIA teams ASCLEPIOS and STARS and by the Association IA.

The summer school offers to graduate (and eventually master) students and early-stage professionals coming from different cultures (health, technology and business) the possibility to follow a short intensive training to promote the development of innovation in the domain of assessment, prevention and treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases. During the summer school, participants will learn to:

  • Identify medical needs for which there is not only clinical and scientific interest, but also a possible available market, in order to suggest the development of solutions with chances of being commercialized;
  • Invent a solution bringing together competence from different domains;
  • Implement and validate this solution.

The mission of BIG@UCA summer school is to offer to an interactive and motivated international group of participants an innovative and stimulating course associating theory, group work and personal reflection. At the end of the summer school, participants will have identified an innovation opportunity in the domain of health and neuropsychiatric disorders, and will have the theoretical and empirical skills to start its development.

Duration and location

28 August – 2 September (6 days)

The course will be mainly hold in Nice (France), at the Institut Claude Pompidou (10 rue Molière), a pilot clinical institute welcoming patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders from early diagnosis to long-term support. Visits will be organize to the INRIA in Sophia Antipolis, an internationally recognized technical research center developing, among others, hardware and software applications for the health domain (monitoring systems, companion robots, IRM data analysis techniques).

Summer school methods

The summer school will employ a wide range of teaching methods, including presentation of theoretical frameworks and contents by guest lecturers, moments of personal work and reflection, group work and idea sharing, and personal coaching.

Access to the program

This summer school is It is a part of the educational activities of the UCA IdexJedi project MNC3 (Médecine Numérique: Cerveau Cognition Comportement). 

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