Happy to give you an update on Day 2 of the Brain Initiative PI meeting in DC. First of all, a meeting that has sessions titled "Understanding the Brain" is a great and creative meeting!
The Brain Initiative meeting in DC is truly a unique meeting as it gets together many innovative tool developers and it really feels like one can understand what the next generation of tools used in neuroscience will be. In addition, there is great representation of the different stakeholders, in particular the funding agencies.
Here are some thoughts on day 1:
More to follow tomorrow.
Having recently started a company and being in charge of a research lab makes it paramount that I create a climate that fosters innovation. As the lab matures (we started five years ago with a crazy idea which is now in Phase 2 clinical trials), it is important for us to not rest on our achievements but rejuvenate our thinking and keep on creating new ideas that will advance the field and hopefully result in new treatments. How can I do this?
As I was think about this question, I cam across the book Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker. While not a new book, I find it read incredibly refreshing and inspiring. I highly recommend it!
Here are some thoughts / insights I derived from my reading of it:
Your thoughts? I cordially invite you to leave a comment below or reach me on twitter for a discussion.
Let me take a moment to share with you some of the things I have learned at SfN 2016 (beyond all the exciting science), in the hope that you find this useful.
We are all back from SfN in San Diego. What an amazing meeting - it was great so see all of you at the meeting, at our posters, at our booth, and also at our Pulvinar Neuro booth to learn about our neurotechnology company. For now, I would like to share with you some pictures from the meeting. More to follow!