The Origins Institute is formulating answers to the many questions that we consider involves a transdisciplinary approach that utilises ideas and methods from a variety of subjects, such as anthropology, astronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, and neuroscience, and advanced computational and visualisation techniques. The Origins Institute focuses on some of the most-interesting and most important questions in science: how did the universe begin? how did elements form? how did stars, galaxies and planets form? how did life emerge on Earth, and has it also emerged on other planets? what processes account for the diversity and disparity among organisms? how does bioelectrical activity give rise to perception, cognition, and consciousness? These questions are multifaceted, and a transdisciplinary approach is required to address them.