The webinar “Fueling and Funding Equitable Mental Health Innovation – Pillar for Brain Capital Building” was organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA and the Brain Capital Alliance in collaboration with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and took place online on Wednesday 11th October 2023.

The webinar was moderated by EMEA President Prof. Rym Ayadi, Professor Bayes Business School and CEPS Senior Advisor, Chair of the European Banking Authority – Banking Stakeholders Group


  1. Dr. Harris Eyre, Co-founder of Brain Capital Alliance, Fellow at Baker Institute, Senior Fellow at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
  2. Steve Carnevale, California Mental Health Commissioner
  3. Tina Hjortlund, Senior Director, Head of Global Public Affairs and D&I Officer, Lundbeck
  4. Dr. Fadi Maalouf, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, American University of Beirut
  5. Dr. Facundo Manes, President of the Committee on Science, Innovation and Technology of the Argentine Parliament


  1. Dr. Marina Tolou-Shams, Kilroy Realty Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Community Engagement, Outreach and Advocacy, UCSF Psychiatry
  2. Marta Sanchez Bret, Cluster Manager, Cluster Salut Mental Catalunya
  3. Dr. Luz Garcini, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Rice University
  4. Dan Mannix, Advisor & Investor, Brain Capital

Watch the webinar on our YouTube Channel here: