Identify and present challenges via site-specific analysis
TiD has its own Research Lab (LAIA Lab), which has responsibility for two areas. Firstly for pointing out regions where TiD´s platform would be useful, due to the lack of capacity on the part of the state entities where they do not have the necessary resources to cover the needs of their citizens - what usually happens is foreign entities buy the rights for development. And secondly, through supporting projects proposed by other entities through the Initiatives and Empowerment phases, who want to make use of TiD´s research method and its resources.
With information and data collected from external and proprietary sources, an in-depth analysis is carried out, with a holistic approach, in each territory that requires intervention. The aim is to develop an understanding of the existing dynamics; the social, ecological, geographical, climatic, historical, and political levels, of a specific region, so each initiative can adapt to where it is proposed rather than adapting the territory to the proposal.
Display and measurement of territorial dynamics to deliver potential solutions
TiDʻs Observatory provides a holistic and intuitive understanding of the territories under study by displaying, through graphics and statistics, the status of a territory, information on the existing ecosystems, and the social network of a region.
Its main goal is to visualize all the unbiased data and information gathered in the research phase so it can be used to identify where there is room for improvement; expose the techniques used by local communities to face the day-to-day challenges, so that native knowledge is appreciated and can be learned from it, and the general livelihood of the inhabitants of a certain territory, so project proponents can learn about the existing culture and adapt proposals to it.
Diligence on solutions and draw in call for proposals
TiD’s Initiatives phase is the result of the Research and Observatory phases. Through these initiatives our intent is to build bridges between local and foreign entities with the objective of reaching bilateral agreements and involve local communities from the start.
The graph below displays the evolution of our ROIE methodology for current projects and funding stages towards specific sustainability areas. Our projects are currently in the Research and Observatory stages. Although self-funded, we will be reaching out for added funding sources to support these efforts and deliver the best results.
The main function of our Observatory is to gather as much high-quality primary data as possible to be locally structured and analyzed. This analysis will result in a report on initiatives which we will be sharing within our network to access funding for such projects. Prior to this however, and since primary data is our core objective, we intend to co-invest/partner with technology companies specializing in data architecture. Data is our passion.
We will be focusing on the following target areas:
Data Science, Data Mining, Data Imaging, Real-time mapping, VR / AR / MR, Sensors, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Big Data.
Besides potential partnerships with technologies already consolidated, the foundation of our investment strategy lies in the opportunity to invest at low valuations (Seed/Early Stage) yet increment the intrinsic value of these companies by immediately rolling out their technology through our Observatory. We consider this a novel approach since we will essentially bridge together in time the seed and roll-out (business development) phases.
The graph below gives an overview of our investment strategy.
From the data obtained and analyzed through implemented technologies we will be able to gather potential initiatives and subsequently perform a roadshow to investors. These initiatives in themselves are aimed to bring financial returns to the investors and as such will be presented with the required financial valuation reports. We thus fulfil a two-fold mission: To contribute to sustainability goals and to turn donors into investors.
Project management, investor support, and Blockchain-based crowdfunding
TiD’s Empowerment is the last, but certainly not least, of the pieces in our ROIE methodology. It contributes to our investment strategy by building a decentralized crowd-lending social platform allowing for both public and private contributions with low-ticket contributions.
To this end we have created our TiD Token which will be run on our proprietary blockchain platform. Contributors will not only be guaranteed that their funds will be used for the specific projects proposed, but also, they will have access to all the legal and financial terms and conditions for each transaction undertaken. This way we ensure traceability and transparency at every point in time. The token is not initially aimed to be of economic value in itself, rather, its value is rooted in the information contained in it. It is meant for accessing liquidity without compromising security and risks on the investments made but our contributors.
Overall, the platform serves as a tool to finance ethical initiatives which, with an investment return, aim to improve the territory and livelihood of local communities.
The figure below gives a general overview of our process of Tokenization:
TiD is collaborative by nature. We will be promoting these initiatives across all our network, including: University programs, Foundations, NGOs, Technology partners and leaders, Telecommunication providers, Financial services, Business incubators, etc.
Below we represent a selection of potential partners to whom we will be presenting our model.