18 Jun 2020
Paweł Świeboda becomes new Director General of the Human Brain Project
Paweł Świeboda has been appointed as new Director General of the Human Brain Project, the largest brain science project in Europe. Mr Świeboda joins the HBP from the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), an in-house think tank of the European Commission where he held the position of Deputy Head. Paweł Świeboda is taking over the role of Director General from Prof. Andreas Mortensen of the Swiss Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The appointment follows Mr Świeboda becoming founding CEO of EBRAINS in May.
The Human Brain Project brings together neuroscientists, computer and robotics experts to build a unique Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-based infrastructure for brain research. This project is one of the first two FET Flagships launched in 2013 by the EU and is one of Europe's biggest ever research initiatives. It has developed EBRAINS, a novel European research infrastructure that enables seamless collaboration between scientists and technology experts to advance the fields of neuroscience, computing and brain-related medicine.