Exploring the intersection of consciousness, science, technology & society.

About CSTS

Through its events and think tank activities, CSTS facilitates investment and incubation of new technologies, products, and services that promote well-being at the intersection of consciousness, science, technology and society.

This kind of cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange is necessary to address the many challenges facing society today and to thus facilitate a shift toward a more harmonious future for all.

Shanghai-based CSTS specializes in providing a platform for showcasing manufacturing hardware and developing software at the bleeding-edge of innovation; highlighting deep knowledge in AI, machine learning, chip design, software engineering, robotics, bioinformatics and nanotechnology, blockchain architecture, multi-player online gaming, virtual reality; and is currently driving the development of metaverse environments globally.

Research to Market, Findings to Products
Inclusive Innovation
CSTS is collaborating with the Yangtze River Delta National Technology Innovation Center, in Shanghai, which focuses on three major fields – integrated circuits, artificial intelligence and biological medicine – as well as key industries such as electronic information, new energy, new materials and high-end manufacturing. The Center will promote the transfer of research to market, findings to products. In underscoring the need for original innovations, empowering industries, fostering talent and benefiting people as well as keeping a more open mind to embrace the global innovation network, Shanghai is positioning itself as an innovation hub with global influence.
CSTS is a platform linking ideas, expertise and investment around the world to catalyze economic opportunities and development in China and targeted regions around the globe. Individual entrepreneurs and businesses are invited to join an ecosystem centered around future technology that enhances human wellbeing.

CSTS offers the following:
· Access to investment funds, office space and government support in the Yangtze River Delta region of China, and Dubai.
· A moderated forum to exchange ideas and receive expert feedback on established or in-process business models in off-the-record workshops.
· Cross-cultural expertise in management and policy issues.
East meets West : Solutions That Uplift Humanity
(Online, Jan. 23 & 24)
Our 2022 kick-off event brought together visionary thinkers, researchers, artists and technologists who presented and discussed innovative solutions that are designed to guide humanity towards a more harmonious future. Click here to watch: January 23 Livestream
Our Presenters
Wayne Silby is an American social investor and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Calvert Investments, one of the first and largest socially responsible mutual funds in the United States.
Allen Leslie Combs, PhD is a consciousness researcher, neuropsychologist, and systems theorist at California Institute of Integral Studies where he is the Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies.
Alan Macy is currently the R&D Director, past President and a founder of BIOPAC Systems, where he designs data collection and analysis systems, used by life science researchers, that help identify the meaning of signals produced by life processes.
Salma El Hariry is the chief visionary behind S[k]aleUp Ventures, which aims at democratizing capital to fuel global sustainable change by making it accessible for anyone, anywhere to invest in #ConsciousTech startups.
With an educational background in Digital Media Engineering and interdisciplinary design, Hala Gabr is a partner & VP at S[k]aleUp Ventures, a new type of venture firm that is facilitating access to investment for #ConsciousTech startups of emerging markets.
Nick Jankel is globally recognized speaker and author on transformational leadership and purpose-led innovation and the lead creator of Bio-Transformation Theory.
Gino Yu is the Director of Digital Entertainment and Game Development and the Founding Head of the Multimedia Innovation Center at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his BS and PhD at the University of California at Berkeley and has over 60 conference and journal publications.
Kodah Pipitone is an entrepreneur in government technology, wearable devices, and psychedelic therapeutics. He is now building Emergent Intelligence, an impact venture capital fund for hardware and plant technologies. Embracing biohacking and well-being has slowed his aging, transitioned his gender twice, and positioned him at the bleeding edge of conscious technology.
Benad Goldwasser is a urologic surgeon, inventor, entrepreneur and venture capital investor. During his business career he served as CEO and Active Chairman in a number of healthcare related companies
David Verdesi as a wandering anthropologist over the last 30 years of journeys at the edge of the human experience living and practicing with shamans monks mystics yogis in their natural habitat across all the major wisdom traditions , bridging those exepriences with paradigms of modern science and psychology.
Mark Limanov is CEO of IMP Ltd with 20 years of experience in marketing and business development, with competencies in fields of medicine, economics and implementation of business strategies on the market of medical services.
Oded Zucker is Head of Private Banking- Israel at Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild SA. Mr. Zucker is responsible for a team of seven professional personnel and oversees management of over $650 million in assets. He served as Senior Vice President of Prudential Bache Inc.
Itzhak Avital, MD, MBA, FACS, is an established surgical oncologist and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Avital has 15 years of uniquely diversified experience in his specialty and a vast expertise in hepatobiliary surgery and hyper-thermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment
Our Host & Moderator
Wendy TZ (host) is the founder of CSTSmetaverse.io, a Shanghai-based innovation hub to convene leaders in the fields of consciousness, science, technology and society. Their interest is to amplify innovative technology solutions at the convergence of these fields through investment and technology development.
Ryan Fix (moderator) is the founder of Pure Project, a community-based venture studio and consultancy for systemic-change organizations. He is recognized as a pioneer of both the co-working & co-living movements, and is the co-founder of Co-liv.org, the defacto industry association for the co-living sector.

Time & Date

Sunday, Jan. 23 at 6am (PST), 9am (EST), 3pm (CET), 10pm (HKT)

Monday, Jan. 24 at 3:30pm & 8pm (HKT)

Jan. 23:
  • Welcome from Ryan Fix & Wendy Zhao (20 minutes)
  • Presenter Introductions (60 minutes total / 10 minutes each)
  • Presenter Dialog (60 minutes)
  • Closing Remarks (40 minutes/ 5 minutes per presenter/ 10 minutes for host)
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Future Event Topics
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  1. Mind and Nature: Eastern and Western Approaches
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness
  3. Personal Development, Mental Health, and Human Potential
  4. Meaningful Media and Transformational Technologies
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