The International BCI Award, endowed with 6,000 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 BCI Award Foundation organizes the annual BCI Award and guarantees scientific objectivity by assigning an independent and international jury assembled with world-leading BCI experts who work with invasive and non-invasive BCI in both research and clinical environments to judge the submitted projects. The BCI Award Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 in Austria, chaired by Christoph Guger and Gerwin Schalk.
12 projects are nominated before the winner is announced at the BCI Award Ceremony.
* Submissions from BCI groups/labs affiliated to the Jury 2019 are excluded from this year's competition.
The BCI Award is a very prestigious prize that attracts leading groups developing neural prostheses. I have seen a steady increase in the award’s popularity and the quality of submitted projects. Importantly, nominated projects are presented in an annual book series, which presents a collection of the best BCI studies conducted each year.
I foresee that the BCI Award will become an equivalent of a Nobel prize in the field of brain interfaces, and it will define the key directions in this growing research field.
– Mikhail A. Lebedev, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
5 STEPS TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT
All projects will be treated confidentially.
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:
The 12 nominated projects will be invited to publish their work in the “BCI State-Of-The-Art” book series by Springer.
Read the interview with the 1st place winner of the BCI Award 2018 about his research with FES and BCI in on the g.tec Blog. It was the first study to combine an implanted human BCI system with implanted FES to restore both reaching and grasping in a person who had lost all functionality.
Read the interview with the 2nd place winner of the BCI Award 2018 about BCI-based language training for patients with chronic aphasia.
Read the interview with the 3rd place winner of the BCI Award 2018 about the direct synthesis of speech fron intracranial brain activity.