About the Alliance

Following on from the success of the OECD Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative (NIPI), the Brain Capital Alliance is 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.

The Alliance brings together world-class contributors from various backgrounds to explore approaches to building Brain Capital at societal scale.

Executive Director: Harris A. Eyre MD PhD, Harry Z. Yan and Weiman Gao Senior Fellow for Brain Health, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy


Rym Ayadi PhD, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association
William Hynes, Santa Fe Institute, University College London
Paweł Świeboda, Neurocentury

Steering Committee:

  • Upali Nanda PhD, HKS Inc
  • Shiva Dustdar (pending), European Investment Bank
  • Steve Carnevale, UCSF Dyslexia Center and California Mental Health Commission
  • Jo-An Occhipinti, The University of Sydney
  • Husseini Manji MD, Oxford University and Duke University
  • Patrick Brannelly, 10 000 Brains
  • Marion Leboyer MD PhD, Fondation FondaMental
  • Andrew S. Nevin DPhil, Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas
  • Cara Altimus PhD, Milken Institute
  • Andy Keller, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
  • Karen Rommelfanger, PhD, Ningen Neuroethics Co-Lab
  • Jay Weatherill, Minderoo Foundation
  • Frédéric Destrebecq, European Brain Council
  • Theo Edmonds, University of Colorado Denver
  • Erin Smith, Stanford University, Global Brain Health Institute
  • Antonella Santuccione MD, Women’s Brain Foundation

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

Rym Ayadi, President of Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association