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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.


  • 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.



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.

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



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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