Collaboration and Societal impact

A multidisciplinary research network is being built around the Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research (CIBR). The interdisciplinary research activities are focused on understanding the connection between the brain function and behavior. The activities connect private, public and third sectors.

The Centre forms a close collaboration network with the hospital district of the Central Finland and research institutes, such as Research Center for Sport and Health Sciences (LIKES), Research Institute for Olympic Sports (KIHU) and Niilo Mäki Institute (NMI). Training and research collaboration is done also with the Kuopio University Hospital, University of the Eastern Finland and other national and international universities.

Networking is done with the support of ”Brain Innovation Network” (BIN) by the Central Finland county government 2012 – 2015. On the basis of the BIN project brain research knowhow activities will continue under the project "Brain knowledge refinery – from research to expertise" funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The aim of the Brain knowledge refinery is to generate a service concept for the Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research, that facilitates the use of good quality brain research knowhow. This aim will be operationalized by enhancing the ‘knowledge management” of brain research results and other human oriented research results, and by bringing research infrastructure closer to the potential applied users and application developers.

The actions will be built to serve and extend the regionally strong focus areas that are also the strategic focuses of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research and the University of Jyväskylä. These include learning, teaching and development, as well as sports, health and wellbeing.