Collegium Helveticum (Zurich, Switzerland)
Collegium Helveticum was founded in 1997 as a forum for dialog between the natural sciences and technology with social sciences, humanities and the arts. Its mission is to develop novel perspectives concerning the "big questions" of science and society, to implement them in interdisciplinary research projects, and to disseminate the results in public outreach programs. Collegium Helveticum is jointly operated by the University of Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) at Zurich, and the Zurich University of the Arts. Its current core topic is "Digital Societies".
Center for Consciousness Studies (Tucson AR, USA)
The Center for Consciousness Studies (CCS) at the University of Arizona is a leading institution for the study of mind-brain relationships. It was founded in 1998 by University of Arizona faculty including Stuart Hameroff and David Chalmers, funded by the Fetzer Institute, and is known worldwide for organizing the biennial conference "Toward a Science of Consciousness". CCS also facilitates interdisciplinary consciousness research from the perspectives of philosophy, cognitive sciences, neuroscience, the social sciences, medicine, the physical sciences, arts and humanities.
Mind-Dust Group (Munich, Germany)
The Mind-Dust Group is a group of philosophers, mathematicians and physicists with a focus on ontology and metaphysics. Their main areas of interest are analytic metaphysics, philosophy of language and mind, and philosophy of physics and mathematics. The notion "mind-dust" is due to William James and expresses the idea that mental properties are characteristic of every state of reality, all the way down to even the most fundamental particles. This concept is known under different names, such as panpsychism, panprotopsychism or panexperientialism. The Mind-Dust Group was established in 2009 and is based at the Munich School of Philosophy.
Laveman and Associates (New Hope PA, USA)
Laveman & Associates partners with companies and senior-level executives to enhance their capabilities and extend leadership skills. One of their interests is to study the conditions under which the performance of companies can be improved through serendipitous synergies, a phenomenon well documented in selected examples such as drug design. A key tenet by president Dave Laveman is that this innovative kind of research will profit from considering current research concerning mind-matter convergence.
Ecological Engineering Association (Augsburg, Germany)
Ecological engineering deals with the systematic and long-term oriented design, operation and management of ecosystems. The focus of this approach is on ecosystems which are greatly influenced or inhabited by humans. It relates directly to the quote by Gregory Bateson, prompting us to minimize the "difference between how nature works and the way people think." The association was founded in 1993 and supports projects in Europe, Asia and Africa.