New Year message 2014

New Year message 2014

Dear Friend of TEST,

We wish you, your family and colleagues a very happy, healthy and successful 2014.

We had an excellent finish to last year and now have a comprehensive plan for moving forward in 2014, which we are pleased to share with you. You can read this message in your own language using our Google translator facility.

  • We plan to start building our prototype integrated human-ecosystems-economics resource platform in first quarter 2014 and prepare for testing it in our demonstration regions
  • The output from our research partner CPI  High Value Manufacturing Catapult will be made available to TEST demonstration regions  as they move forward
  • As Affiliate Partner of the EU Climate KIC TEST will work closely with Climate KIC to support their international programme
  • We will support Cities Alliance  in delivering their strategy in Africa, using the TEST approach, starting in one region
  • TEST will support a development partner in the planning of a demonstration development district in China using the TEST platform and approach, with the intention to take the approach to other developments in China and overseas
  • We will carry out a feasibility study into using the TEST approach and platform in the economic development of Mongolia
  • We will work work closely with International Centre for Earth Simulation to create a partnership where the TEST regional systems platform is designed to share data with the ICES earth model platform
  • TEST will support strategic investments of the new Charity Whole World Water
    • TEST will continue negotiations with regions of UK and Denmark with a view to taking one region forward as a European demonstrator
    • We plan to commission an impact investment accelerator revolving fund which will pay to put the TEST platform into demo regions to enable the design of projects with high impact returns

Peter Head

Executive Chairman