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What is the Annual BCI Award?
 

The International Annual BCI-Research Award, endowed with 3,000 USD, is one of the top accolades in BCI research. The Award was created to recognize outstanding and innovative research in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces. The Award is open to any brain-computer interface research worldwide and 12 projects are nominated before the winner is announced.

 

Facts
  • The 12 nominated projects will be invited to submit a chapter to be published
    in a book (Springer).
  • The winner gets 3,000 USD, the 2nd place 2,000 USD and the 3rd place 1,000 USD!
  • The BCI-award is donated by g.tec, a leading provider of BCI research equipment located in Austria.
  • The competition is open to any BCI group worldwide. There is no limitation or special consideration for the type of hardware and software used in the submission.

 

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We have a vital interest in promoting excellence in the field of BCI. Achieving our goal to make BCIs more powerful, more intelligent and more applicable for patients’ and caregivers’ everyday lives strongly relies on a creative research community worldwide.

The Annual BCI Research Award allows us to look back at highlights of BCI research in 20 years and to see how the field changed.

– Dr. Christoph Guger, CEO at g.tec.

#Interview "Interview"

“An Implanted BCI for Real-Time Cortical Control of Functional Wrist and Finger Movements in a Human with Quadriplegia”

 

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Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.

Read the interview with the winner of the
BCI Award 2016 about his project
on the g.tec Blog.
 

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Submission for 2017 is now open!
 

How to submit your project?

Write a clear description in English that should not exceed 2 pages. The document has to include your full name(s), contact information, project title, brief description and current status of the work, images, figures and tables (if needed). Send the document as a pdf file to bci·award2017(Ca)gtec·at before the indicated deadline. All projects will be treated confidentially.

  • The 12 top-ranked nominees will be informed about one month before the ceremony.
  • Nominees should attend the BCI Meeting 2017 or send a delegate to receive the nomination or the award.
  • The 12 nominated projects will be invited to publish their work in the “BCI State-Of-The-Art” book series by Springer.


Scoring Criteria

The jury will score the submitted projects on the basis of a list of criteria. Your project should get high scores in several of the criteria to get a high ranking. Thus, you should consider the following questions when writing your submission:

  • Does the project include a novel application of the BCI?
  • Is there any new methodological approach used compared to earlier projects?
  • Is there any new benefit for potential users of a BCI?
  • Is there any improvement in terms of speed of the system (e.g. bit/min)?
  • Is there any improvement in terms of accuracy of the system?
  • Does the project include any results obtained from real patients or other potential users?
  • Does the approach work online/in real-time?
  • Is there any improvement in terms of usability?
  • Does the project include any novel hardware or software developments?

 

Submission deadline

June 15th, 2017


1st place:     USD 3,000
2nd place:    USD 2,000
3rd place:     USD 1,000
#Jury "Jury"

The 2017 Jury
 

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Natalie
Mrachacz-Kersting

Chair
 

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Gaurav
Sharma

Winner 2016
 

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Reinhold
Scherer


 

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Jose
Pons


 

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Femke
Nijboer


 

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Kenji
Kansaku


 

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Aaron
Batista


 

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Jing
Jin


 

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#Ceremony "Ceremony"

The Award Ceremony

 

… takes place on September 21st, 2017 at the 7th International BCI Conference 2017, September 18th to 22nd, 2017

Institute of Neural Engineering at Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 16/IV | 8010 Graz | Austria

Institute of Neural Engineering - BCI Graz

 

Awarded by Aalborg University

 

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