Brains Unlimited aims at creating a European Centre of Excellence in ultra high magnetic field MRI and Neurosciences in Maastricht.
Providing an integrated platform for the imaging community it will help scientists and companies to find the key to common diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and MS, as well as gain more insight into the development of human behavior. The acquirement of three Siemens fMRI-scanners with ultra high magnetic fields of respectively 3.0, 7.0 and 9.4 Tesla is part to the project.
To bridge the gap between research and industry, business development and spin-off creation are of crucial importance. Brains Unlimited will facilitate knowledge valorization and stimulate entrepreneurship in the specific field of mental health and cognitive neurosciences. A brand new incubator will be available mid 2012 and will be exploited by BioPartner Center Maastricht. Within this incubator we will offer business accommodation and support to start-ups and established companies that develop, produce and market psycho-pharmaceutical drugs, treatments, MRI tools and diagnostics.
The project was made possible through the following partners Province of Limburg, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD), OP-Zuid, Maastricht University and the City of Maastricht.