Challenges Directory

Browse featured challenges for Neuro Nexus 2020

Welcome to the Neuro Nexus Challenge Directory! 

The 2020 Neuro Nexus competition received over 40 challenges related to brain science and mental health from health practitioners, researchers, entrepreneurs, industry members, patient advocates all in an effort towards better understanding of the brain and how to recognize and treat neurological disorders and mental health conditions.

Below you will find our challenge database which includes challenges accepted into the program categorized into three unique project tracks: 

  • Industry: Advance, strengthen or test a product by addressing challenges relevant to the firm’s core technologies. These projects often originate from and stay within the firm, and require intellectual property claims to be kept by the firm. Award funding is structured to grant the winning team with an internship at the firm.
  • Research and Education: Projects that seek to accelerate scientific discoveries through tool development or provide improved training for brain and mental health care. Award funding is structured to grant the winning team with an internship at the research lab.
  • Entrepreneurship: Pursue an idea and develop solutions to directly impact brain and mental health practice. These projects may originate from almost any context. Award funding will be provided as seed funding to continue development of your prototype. 

Browse through the challenges by scrolling down and click on a card to learn more. Check back daily as we add more challenges to this featured list. 

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Challenge ID: 026
Improving Mental Health Treatment Using Real-time Assessment of Behaviours and Emotions

Champion Name: Gina Dimitropolis, Paul Arnold

Project Track: research-education

Skills Needed: Mobile App Development, Psychology, Digital Illustration,

The COVID-19 pandemic and the unintended consequences of public health measures to curtail the spread of the virus ha…

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Challenge ID: 025
RemBRAINdt: Generating Art from Live Brain Data

Champion Name: Shane Eaton

Project Track: entrepreneurship

Skills Needed: Front-End Software Development, Python, Psychology, Machine Learning, Business, Marketing, Animation, Digital Illustration, Cloud Computing,

Development of RemBRAINdt, an EEG-based application for entertainment, as well as development of a business strategy…

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Challenge ID: 003
On Memory Neurotechnologies

Champion Name: Dong Song, Phd; Garrett Flynn

Project Track: research-education

Skills Needed: UX Design, UI Design, Neuroscience, Neural Engineering, Web Development, Data Visualization, Animation, Digital Illustration, Bioethics, Neuroethics, Science Communication,

It is becoming increasingly accepted that user-centered design is critical for the development of effective neurotech…

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