NEUROTECH Education Programme

Within the NEUROTECH framework there is an educational initiative on neuromorphic engineering. As the "Neuromorphic engineering" field is receiving increasing importance worldwide, the interest in learning about the field is rising rapidly. However, there is little information and educational material available online. Our aim is to fill this gap with a series of virtual colloquia, each revolving around a specific aspect of the neuromorphic engineering field. In each colloquium, a small number of experts on neuromorphic engineering will answer a specific “question of the day” with a short pitch, followed by a live discussion on the topic, with a moderator and questions from the audience.


Upcoming Events


The colloquia are planned for the second Tuesday of each month for one year at around 4 PM (CET) and it will last 1h and a half. Each pitch will provide a concise answer from the speaker that can last from 5 to about 20 minutes.

Our goal is to collect educational material by recording the pitches, which could be used by students and researchers as a reference to start learning about the field. We plan to record the pitch and make the videos available to the community through a dedicated SwitchTube channel. The colloquia should offer an increasingly deep understanding of neuromorphic engineering. At the same time, we would like to stimulate a lively discussion where different points of view and perspectives are challenged and compared. This will only happen live and the audience will be restricted only to the live participants – we will NOT record the panel discussion.



Educational Webinar Day 4

Question of the day: "What is an event-driven sensor?"

  • 9th of February, 2021, 3PM CET.
Schedule Day 4:
  • Prof. Tobi Delbruck (Institute of Neuroinformatics UZH/ETHZ, CH)
  • Dr. Angel Jiménez Fernández (Universidad de Sevilla SP)
  • Dr. Chiara Bartolozzi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, IT)
  • Prof. Michael Schmuker (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

Chair: Garrick Orchard (Intel Labs)

Latest Events

12th of January 2021, 4 PM CET

Question of the day: "How to perform neuromorphic computing with nanoscale devices?"

Schedule Day 3:

  • Dr. Abu Sebastian (IBM Research, CH)
  • Dr. Julie Grollier (CNRS/Thales lab)
  • Dr. Sabina Spiga (National Research Council, IT)

Chair: Dr. Alice Mizrahi (THALES SA, FR)

1st of December, 2020, 4 PM CET

Question of the day: "What are hardware opportunities for neuromorphic engineering?"

Schedule Day 2:

  • Dr. Johannes Schemmel (Universität Heidelberg, DE)
  • Prof. Jennifer Hasler (Georgia Institute of Technology, US)
  • Dr. Elisa Vianello (CEA Leti, FR)
  • Dr. Bert Jan Offrein (IBM Research, CH)

Chair: Dr. Melika Payvand (University of Zurich and ETH, CH)


Recommended Readings


Prof. Giacomo Indiveri recommends:


Prof. Steven Furber recommends:


Prof. Linares-Barranco recommends:


Prof. Kwabena Boahen recommends:


NEUROTECH Educational Team

Chiara Bartolozzi

Principal investigator

Elisa Donati


Bert Offrein

Principal investigator

Melika Payvand



Michael Schmuker

Principal investigator