About the Alliance

Following on from the success of the OECD Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative (NIPI), we have launched an expanded, multi-national and multi-organisational programme. The programme focuses on neuroscience-inspired investment and public policy innovation as the two most powerful levers for change. It brings together radically diverse stakeholders spanning fields from brain science to policy, economics and finance.

Brain Capital is a new asset class which recognises brain skills and brain health as indispensable drivers of the brain economy.  The Alliance brings together world-class contributors from various backgrounds to explore approaches to building Brain Capital at societal scale.

Lead: Harris A. Eyre MD PhD, Fellow at Baker Institute, Senior Fellow at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Co-lead of OECD NIPI

Steering Committee:

    • William Hynes, New Approaches to Economic Challenges, Santa Fe Institute, University College London
    • Husseini Manji MD, Oxford University and Duke University
    • Patrick Brannelly, Gates Ventures
    • Rym Ayadi PhD, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association and CASS Business School
    • Marion Leboyer MD PhD, Fondation FondaMental
    • Andrew S. Nevin DPhil, Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas
    • Cara Altimus PhD, Milken Institute
    • Antonella Santuccione MD, Women’s Brain Project
    • Andy Keller, CEO/President of Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
    • Karen Rommelfanger, PhD, Neurotech Ethicist and Neuroinnovation Strategist, Neuroethics Co-Lab
    • Paweł Świeboda, Director General, Human Brain Project
    • Jay Weatherill, CEO, Thrive by Five, Minderoo Foundation
    • Dr Jo-An Occhipinti, The Mental Wealth Initiative at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney and and MD of CSART Ltd
    • Frédéric Destrebecq, Executive Director of the European Brain Council
    • Steve Carnevale, USF Dyslexia Center and California Mental Health Commission
    • Erin Smith, Stanford University, Global Brain Health Institute
    • Theo Edmonds, University of Colorado Denver
    • Upali Nanda, PhD, Global Practice Director for Research and Partner, HKS

“Brain Capital is a productive and complex capital stock that accumulates over the lifecycle”

Rym Ayadi, President of Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association