Our lab participated in this year’s NeuroTech symposium, which was held in nearby Reutlingen. The symposium itself was a preamble to the 10th Annual International Meeting on Substrate-Integrated Microelectrode Arrays. The topic of the symposium was on “Research for Vision: From Neuroscience to Neurotechnology”, and it featured speeches by several faculty members from our institute, including Ziad Hafed, Thomas Euler, Matthias Bethge, and Eberhart Zrenner. There were also other speakers from the vision community in our university at large. The symposium was special in its unique mix of basic research topics as well as applications to vision restoration in certain retinal pathologies.