New Partnership Opportunities

Nascent Systems is interested in supporting projects of mutual interest in the form of partnerships. General topics of interest may be found under the left menu bar "Current Projects & Interests" and "Publcations & Papers". Partnerships involve mutual contributions of time and money to selected projects. Typically partnerships will involve a specific goal such as a publication paper, white paper, proposal, or product development.  
Instructions for Application: Initial applications for partnerships are available for download, scroll to the bottom of this page and click arrow to right of the form; or click to print here for partnership form. Please fill out and transmit either the form or its equivalent information via E-mail to Please include your preferred contact method. After some initial discussion with the goal of nailing down details requested, a second project status form will be mutually filled out and is posted under Current Projects & Interest. Projects do not involve any contractual or legal responsibility for performance and will always be done on a best effort basis. Please consider requesting Consulting Services if contractually enforceable services or products are desired.  

Nascent Systems Innovative Research Prize 
An annual prize for innovative on going research is offered by Nascent Systems Inc. 
Award prize amounts are allocated each year as a 5% fraction of Nascent Systems Inc. Profits in the proceeding year. Queri for current funding level.

Eligibility: The prize is offered to anyone engaged in novel research involving experimentation, design, or paper products exploring foundational assumptions or problems in their areas of interest. The prize is for ongoing or completed research for body of existing work that can be evaluated. Potential seed money to initiate projects may be available under the Nascent Partnerships program. Papers need not be published.

Application: Candidates are identified by Nascent Systems Employees, recommendations from third parties, or direct contact by the researcher. POC: Wolfgang Baer (Research Director) Initial contact information required will typically include the researchers contact information, short bio, title of research project, and a short description of the research being pursued. For initial contact guidance please see forms available under Partnerships (

Please do not send proprietary information. Copyright material will be used for internal distribution and not disseminated or posted on the Web without the authors permission.

Evaluation Criteria: Research being pursued by a potential applicant will usually involve interdisciplinary work that challenges conventional assumptions in the candidates field of interest. For example the “Neuronal Doctrine” in Neuroscience, Big Bang in Cosmology, Time in Metaphysics, or Shannon’s information entropy in computer science. The candidate should be able to show what deficiencies in current approaches exist, what the innovative approach might offer to overcome these deficiencies, and what steps, experiments, or thought experiments might be or have been taken to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach. 

Selection: Selection of prize award recipient is the sole responsibility of Nascent Systems. Awards may be split between multiple recipients or suspended if appropriate candidates are not found.

History of Awards-
2015 Awards: Best paper of the Quantum Biosystem  “The Unity of Mind, Brain and World” Special Issue was given to: Dean Radin – Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma California Dean Radin’s “Psychophysical interactions with a single-photon double-slit optical system” is an excellent description of an experiment that tests the possibility of psycho-physical effects using rigorous scientific methods. The experiment poses a clear question. Can human efforts to gain knowledge about a quantum event through psychic means effect the outcome of the experiment? It then sets up an experimental apparatus to measure the effect of human intervention on a well known double slit experiment and provides a rigorous standard analysis of the resulting data to calculate the probability that a psycho-physical effect does occur. Baer (2015) performed a simplified verification analysis on Dr. Radin’s data that showed a similar result but did not provide a sufficiently large signal-to-noise ratio to support the conclusion that a psycho-physical effect had occurred. It was suggested that the experiment be repeated with better equipment, selected participants, and specific instructions of how to think to enhance the effect. It is not the arguable outcome of the experiment but rather the courage and inventiveness of the attempt to try something tangible that is being acknowledged with this selection of “best paper”. Specific thought experiments and implemented laboratory experiments that open the experimenter to falsification and null-results are vital to scientific progress.  Such gambles are seldom found in a field of inquiry filled with theoretical speculation. We must remember most great scientific discoveries come from recognizing the significance of accidents and it is to encourage the spirit that tries tangible probing in a vast unknown frontier that this award is given. Baer, W. (2015) "Independent verification of psychophysical interactions with a double-slit interference pattern", Physics Essays Volume 28: Pages 47-54. 

Chris Nunn – Associate Editor of the Journal of Consciousness Studies and author.
Chris Nunn’s paper “Mind, consciousness and time: an inegrated overview”  has a unique approach to interdisciplinary issues and produces very readable books. His paper summarizes the main ideas presented in his new book, New Directions in Consciousness Research. The method is philosophical conceptual analysis, combined with good phenomenological/ethnological observation of human practices (mystical, religious) of interest to psychology, and absorption of relevant results from several scientific areas, mostly from discussions of quantum theory and brain physiology. The hypothesis of consciousness as Scintillae of Subjectivity is based on his interpretation of quantum reality, combined with his view of brain activity. The basic conceptual framework comes from mathematical physics – the state space tool, which is tailored to be comprehensible by a broad range of readers. The author also covers important and central topics of neuroscience, relating them with psychological phenomena. The structure and content of the argument reflect a mature consciousness researcher in his effort to produce a reliable picture of the state of art in the field of Consciousness Studies for a broad range of readers, with special interest for psychologists and "quantum mind" theorists. 

2014 Awards- 
Carl Oros – Lecturer and PhD Student at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California. Experiment to determine if optical frequency emissions from the retina can signal internal states or respond to non optical stimulation

Karla Galdamez – PhD Physics consultant for on Psychophysical Phenomena for the Institute of Noetic Sciences , Petaluma, CA. Experiment to measure the wave function collapse in human optical systems to verify the existence and determine the location of the vonNeumann Cut between the objective world and conscious observable experiences.

Proper Observer Project-
All statements describing physical reality are derived through interpretation of measurement results that requires a theory of the measuring instruments used to make the measurements. The ultimate measuring instrument is our body which displays its measurement results in our mind. Since a physical theory of our mind-body is unknown, the correct interpretation of its measurement results is unknown. The success of the physical sciences has lead to a tendency to treat assumption in physics as indisputable facts. This tendency hampers the development of new theories capable of addressing the foundations of mind. 

Since at least some material bodies have minds this project calls for a review of the conscious observer’s role in the execution and interpretation of fundamental physics experiments in order to verify or challenge the basic beliefs adopted in standard physical theories.

The following papers have been published by W. Baer are available for research and collaboration purposes at this site:
“On the Necessity of Including the Observer in Physical Theory” (download below)
“Photons as Observer Transitions in the Event Oriented World View” (download below SPIE)

Sub-sections at the Foundations of Mind Conferences ( and Vigier 10 conferences ( to explore this topic are being negotiated for the year 2016.

Alessandra Baer,
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