Salvador Soto has been awarded with an ERC Proof of Concept grant

On 4 July, the European Research Council announced the 44 projects, having been promoted by the ERC in their initial stages, that have now been selected to go one step further from research to innovation and commercialization.  These are Proof of Conceptgrants, provided with 150,000 euros each, with which the researchers can find new business opportunities, cover intellectual property costs, etc. 

Great success of Catalan research in this call. Of the five projects awarded to centres and researchers in Spain, four are projects being carried out in Catalonia and of these, two are being conducted by researchers at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at Pompeu Fabra University.

Salvador Soto-Faraco, ICREA research professor and head of the Multisensory Research Group (MRG) at UPF’s DTIC, is the principal investigator of the project MNeuronic: A Mnemonic system based on stimulation-free Neuroimaging, which seeks to investigate the possibility of applying basic knowledge available from earlier studies to create brain-computer interfaces capable of optimizing the encoding of information in the memory by predicting optimal brain states in real time (