The Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière – ICM (Brain & Spine Institute) – is an international brain and spinal cord research center whose innovative concept and structure make it the only institute of its kind in the world. The ICM brings patients, doctors and researchers together with the aim of rapidly develop treatments for disorders of the nervous system and enable patients to benefit from them as quickly as possible.
The best scientists from all backgrounds and countries come together at the Institute to perform leading-edge research in this area. To help researchers advance in their work and give patients tangible reasons for hope, we must all play a role: government agencies, corporate actors and individuals. No one can afford to idly stand by, because this fight is vital to every one of us.
Scientific excellence : getting the best researchers on board to discover new knowledge.
“For the benefit of patients” : bringing together patients, doctors and researchers.
Flexibility : giving science the space it needs to be creative.
Openness : creating a forum for exchange; encouraging dialogue with the civil society and corporate partners.
Knowledge transfer : sharing knowledge within and between countries.