ABCI2 Overview
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The ABC has established the Innovation Initiative (ABCI2), a collaborative program to stimulate private investment in brain-related research and strengthen the entire research and development system for expedited translation of neuroscience research into life changing therapies and cures. This ABC advocacy effort is comprised of key stakeholders within the brain community, including patient advocacy groups, organizations representing health professionals, and pharmaceutical research and manufacturers, collaborating to advance policy positions, legislation and regulations that will strengthen the incentives of for-profit entities to invest in neuroscience research – positively impacting brain disorders.



The goals and objectives of the American Brain Coalition Innovation Initiative (ABCI2) is to:

  • Increase private sector investment in CNS to reverse the slide caused by companies exiting the space;
  • Create more push/pull incentives to encourage said investment;
  • Enhance public awareness of the importance of private sector engagement in brain research to development better treatments and cures;
  • Enable more CNS-related public/private partnerships developing projects and initiatives to advance brain research and commercial development.


The ABC will generate needed information to build the strongest case possible for solutions, whether they be educational, legislative, or regulatory in nature, that will incentivize an increase in private sector investment in research and development.


By leveraging the existing infrastructure, the ABC has expanded its focus to generate and disseminate a higher volume and quality of information related to the need for private investment in neuroscience research. This focused effort will amplify existing elements of our successful, multi-dimensional issue-advocacy campaign.


Capitol Hill and Other Fora

Stakeholder Engagement

Policymaker Outreach and Engagement


 “The ABC is grateful to our industry partners who continue to champion translational

and clinical neuroscience research and desire to see their work continue

and grow for many years to come.”  Robin Elliott, ABCI2 Chair

American Brain Coalition

P.O. Box 1549 | Maple Grove, MN 55311 | Phone: (763) 557-2913