Birmingham (United Kingdom) in Lyon in Septembre 2014

from 23 to 25 September 2014

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Visit confirmed.

Venue for the visit:

Lyon (France)

Topic of the meeting:
  • Life sciences.
This visit relates to:
  • the partner city of Lyon:

A delegation of scientists from Birmingham (United-Kingdom) visited Lyon in September 2014.


The scientific teams of the Neurodis Foundation of Lyon and those of the Aston Brain Centre in Birmingham met in Lyon from 23 to 25 September 2014 to formalise a partnership agreement in the area of neuroscience under the aegis of elected officials from the two twinned cities.

On the programme: a reception in Lyon City Hall on 23 September in the presence of David Kimelfeld and Mike Leddy, Lord Mayor of Birmingham, to launch the partnership and two days of symposia on the site of the neurology hospital in Bron.

The Neurodis Foundation supports a network of 800 researchers and clinicians in developing basic and clinical research projects on the brain. The Aston Brain Centre brings together researchers working on the surgical treatment of epilepsy, social intelligence and post-CVA rehabilitation. The research axes of the two structures are proving to be very complementary.

This first symposium supported by Greater Lyon between scientists from both cities has provided an opportunity for making progress on the priority axes of this cooperation which will include:

  • regular meetings between researchers, clinicians and students in the field of neuroscience
  • the implementation of joint research programmes financed by the European Union
  • the putting in place of industrial partnerships.


Juliette Cantau

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

chargée de mission partenariats internationaux