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This podcast's purpose is to bring together the field of neuroprosthetics/brain machine interfaces/brain implants in an understandable conversation about the current topics and breakthroughs.

We hope to replace needing to read scientific papers on new research in an easy to digest way.

People can share thoughts or ideas to facilitate 'idea sex' to make the field of brain implants a smaller and more personal space.

Dec 13, 2021

Yannick Roy is the founder of NeurotechX which is a community of neurotechnology enthusiasts with over 18,000 members from around the world started in 2014. They have also held in-person events to help bring people together. Due to this large community, Yannick has also started NeurotechX Services which brings together this large community to help companies and people.

Top 3 Takeaways:

  •  "we don't have any outside funding, government funding. We needed to bootstrap everything. The organization was and still is mainly volunteer-driven"
  • three pillars: community, education, and, innovation
  • "More money isn't necessarily a good thing because when you have too much money, then you're not necessarily smart about spending that money."

1:00 "Do you want to introduce yourself and talk a little about NeurotechX as well as some of your other stuff?"

6:30 "What do people do when they meet up? Do they just talk about how much they love neurotech or what's the agenda for the meetings?"

13:00 "What is a typical size of a meetup and then does it go like four in the morning?"

16:00 "If you were to want to start a group in your area, what would that look like?

22:00 "So have you been funded or where's the money coming from? Or is this coming out of your personal pocket?"

27:00 "Do you want to talk a little bit about NeurotechX services?"

34:30 "You've done all this while still in your PhD, right?"

40:00 "Is there anything that we didn't talk about that you wanted to mention?"