Neuromorphic Computing Technology (NCT) has emerged as a new technology with great potential to enable information processing at very low energy cost using electronic devices that emulate the electrical behavior of biological neural networks. NCT quickly transforms into a key enabling technology for several emerging applications. Neuromorphic devices are able to carry out sensing, processing, and motor control strategies with ultra-low power performance. The academic community in Europe has developed leading expertise in this domain. Significant challenges however are confronting the R&D in this field and are preventing the fast uptake of NCT by the industry. Experts are struggling with the high interdisciplinarity of the research on neuromorphic technologies: from material science to device and system design to algorithms and applications. All this requires coordination across multiple research fields, the need of common tools, validation frameworks and benchmarking to assess and compare different approaches.
The significant support from the European commission expresses the need to rapidly mature the NCT and allow an effective take-up of the neuromorphic technology.
The Neurotech forum is an initiative of the Neurotech project (https://neurotechai.eu/), a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) funded by the European Commission. This CSA aims to be the connecting element to consolidate and disseminate the state of the art of neuromorphic technology and to create a transforming roadmap for future progress, unleashing the power of NCT in smart technologies of the future.
The list of speakers includes representatives of various EU initiatives, industry (such as Philips, Infineon, GlobalFoundires, ST, Thales etc.) as well as experts from the European Commission and ECSEL Joint Undertaking.
|9.30 – 10.00|
Welcome at imec. Introduction by the NEUROTECH coordinator:
Velentina Terzieva and Peter Debacker (imec)
Yulia Sandamirskaya (UZH/ETHZ)
|10.00 – 11.15|
|11.15 – 12.30|
Global Foundries ("GF FinFET Technologies for AI/ML Applications")
STMicroelectronics ("Neuromorphic Computing")
|12.30 – 14.00||Lunch: Networking and Demos|
|14.00 – 15.00|
Towards NEUROTECH Roadmap. Working Groups and Panel:
Science and Technology
|15.00 – 15.45|
H2020, Horizon Europe
|15.45 – 16.45|
SME presentations: Intelligence at the Edge
GrAI Matter Labs
|16.45 – 17.00|