Renaud Renault

Head of Neuroengineering, Koniku

Renaud has an engineering degree in biotechnology and a PhD in the field of neuroengineering. He also has experience designing and building neuromorphic hardware, and has been coding computer simulations and artificial neural networks for more than 10 years. He recently joined Koniku Inc where he is now in charge of developing the first processor using living neurons.

Koniku is the world’s first wetware company based in Silicon Valley, California. We’ve built the world’s most advanced Neurotechnology platform. Our premise is as simple as its radical: “the merger of synthetic biology, neuroscience and silicon technology into a coherent, sturdy and elegant device which solves urgent real world problems anywhere — in the lab, industry, homes and on a street corner”. We start from sensory systems progressing to control systems and cognitive devices using biological neurons as base materials. Our maxim is: “Biology is technology”. In fact we believe: “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from nature.”