Coronet develops the scientific and technological foundations for future "bio-hybrid" devices that will combine biological and artificial nervous tissues. It seeks to predict and control the spontaneous and evoked activity patterns of biological nervous tissues, on the one hand, and to build artificial networks exhibiting similary complex activity patterns, on the other hand. Artificial networks will be created first in software simulation and later in advanced integrated circuits that will be custom-built for the project ("neuromorphic VLSI"). The final goal of the project will be to seamlessly interface "silicon" and living nervous tissues.
The project runs from 2011 to 2014 and includes researchers from Magdeburg, Dresden, Trieste, Rome, Haifa, and Barcelona.