Over a decade ago, while Christopher was staying in Paris, France, he learned that very large dormant bank accounts existed throughout the world.  He verified one such account, which, to his surprise, contained billions of dollars.  The verification he conducted regarding this particular deposit of cash, and many more such large deposits, represented an amazing set of facts for him, especially given the recent banking crisis (2008), which he concluded was artificially created (there was, actually, no shortage of capital in existence at the time). He found that while there were restrictions controlling certain of these large deposits, it was his conclusion that even restricted accounts can be conditionally utilized in favor of sponsoring humanitarian projects. Christopher recognized this opportunity, and set about structuring an economic plan, utilizing dormant funds, that could help depressed economies throughout the World. “Project Galileo” was born.

Christopher next selected 3 “Target Countries” for Project Galileo:  the Republics of Georgia; Haiti; and the Philippines.  Utilizing new technologies, and environmental standards, 3 “Terrestrial Cities of Science™” are planned to be developed within these Target Countries, with an estimated 100,000 inhabitants each.  The concept of Project Galileo incorporates the creation of 12 growth funds (the “12 Funds of Project Galileo” or the “Funds”) targeting separate Economic Sectors within each Target Country. The Funds will invest in healthy, locally-owned businesses within each Target Country, in partnership with global investors, innovators, and technologists. Project Galileo also encompasses 15 humanitarian and environmental foundations (the “15 Foundations of Project Galileo” or the “Foundations”).  Each Foundation will be permanently linked to one of the 12 Funds, benefiting in perpetuity from a portion of said Fund’s revenues.  In his Project Proposal, and in the thousands of pages of supplementary documents he has created over the past decade, Christopher has described in detail the missions of each Fund and each Foundation, and their full staffing requirements.  He has also produced a detailed 7-year Financial Plan (consisting of over 5,000 pages).

Christopher’s theory of economic success, for nations as well as individuals, is to attach them to “Financial Engines.”  He studied, in particular, the History of San Francisco’s first 2 Junior Regional Stock Exchanges, established respectively in 1862 and in 1882.  These two Junior Exchanges built the Californian Economy from practically zero to (as of 2019) the 5th largest Economy in the World (if it were ever to declare independence from the U.S.), having surpassed France. In the 1800’s, these “Wild West Exchanges” financed banks, silver and gold mines, railroads, shipping companies, real estate ventures, and agricultural enterprises. Investment into California’s Agricultural Sector by publicly listed companies led, for instance, to the establishment of the State’s famous Orange Industry, and of its celebrated Wine Industry in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

Project Galileo’s strategy for the re-stimulation of ailing economies incorporates the implementation of five separate financial engines:  (a) the “Innovation Exchanges™” – junior stock exchanges focusing on technology and light manufacturing stocks; (b) the “First Nations Stock Exchange™,” for the listing of First Nations’ Bonds, and syndications of stock offerings to grow native-owned tax-advantaged businesses throughout the World; (c) a Christian Bank (“CBank™”); (d) polygraphic production; and (e) Project Galileo’s own cryptocurrency, the “Galileo Monetary Unit” or “GMU,” for use in our planned 3 Terrestrial Cities of Science™, and within our “Virtual City of Science™.”

Innovative technology is the key to creating a “new economy.”  In 2008, Christopher formed a strong partnership with a Robotics Engineer from Turin, Italy, who partnered with him to provide a cornucopia of intellectual properties encompassing over 300 revolutionary technologies–the “300 Technologies of Project Galileo.”  Incorporating these assets into Project Galileo, and synthesizing all of the above concepts, Christopher envisioned the development of a series of hubs for innovation, finance, and cultural revival (Project Galileo’s Virtual and Terrestrial Cities of Science™).  Project Galileo is now in the Start-up Phase of a 7-year activation plan, and is exclusively managed by Empire Group:  a series of global asset management companies founded by Mr. Crutcher (starting in 2009).

In 1798, Napoleon arrived in Egypt with a French Army consisting of 30,000 troops (plus sailors), but most uniquely, he brought with him, as part of his expeditionary force, a cadre of 164 intellectuals that he named the “Savants.” They were young and curious problem-solvers, representing every Art and Science that Revolutionary France had to offer.  Their mission was to study and record Egypt’s existing culture, ancient past, natural history, and development potential.  Their innumerable achievements included:  discovering (and eventually interpreting) the Rosetta Stone; planning a modern Suez Canal; developing mathematical theories (such as the Theory of Mirages); making accurate measurements and visual records of Ancient Egyptian and Islamic Art and Architecture; recording Egyptian flora and fauna; and organizing the whole of their research into the Description de l’Egypte, the largest-scale printed book ever manufactured.  Drawing from his top Savants, Napoleon, once in Cairo, established L’Institut d’Egypte.

Christopher’s innovative idea was to update and upgrade Napoleon’s original concept of creating a “mobile think tank” for the development of a modern society in a land with only ancient technologies in use (in this case, Egypt in 1798), by creating a fully modern organization of Savants, known (in tribute) simply as “L’Institut.”  L’Institut will represent one of Project Galileo’s 5 key organizations, and its Mother Chapter will be based in Paris, France.  This Organization will go forward to develop subsidiary Chapters in each of Project Galileo’s full-scale Terrestrial Cities of Science™.  To organize this exciting institution, Christopher will start by recruiting 200 modern-day Savants for L’Institut‘s Mother Chapter in Paris, France (this time, including an equal number of men and women), recruited from France and from all other countries throughout the World.  These (modern-day) Savants will be tasked with advising Empire Group in the development of each Terrestrial City of Science™, within each Target Country of Project Galileo.  Each new subsidiary Chapter of L’Institut will incorporate 100 local Savants (from the respective Target Country where it will be located), plus 100 international Savants.  Project Galileo will thus be guided by the most talented persons from every discipline, in a colegial environment of talent and intellect not seen for over 200 years.

Under the leadership of Christopher Wolf Crutcher, managed by Empire Group, and enlightened by L’Institut, Project Galileo will combine substantial financial resources with a wealth of intellectual capital, revolutionary technologies, and pure imagination, to benefit both humanity and the environment.  The World CAN be transformed, and Project Galileo is the exciting instrument of change that can be deployed to rapidly develop each economically disadvantaged region of the World, one at a time, until the entire global community can share in the enjoyment of a productive, prosperous, and sustainable lifestyle.