EU Grants 1B Euros to Two Revolutionary Science Projects Involving Israeli Researchers

Of the 21 research groups competing for the prize, the only two winners were the Human Brain Project, which seeks to understand the complex organ and its functions, and another project examining the properties of carbon-based material graphene.

Two science projects — one to map the human brain, the other to explore the extraordinary properties of the carbon-based material graphene — have won an EU contest to receive up to 1 billion euros ($1.35 billion) in funding each over the next decade.