What Is TTRI’s Mission?
Trade & Transportation Research Institute (TTRI) is a nonprofit organization that engages in initiatives designed to perfect sustainable trade and economic growth between developed and developing regions.
We help people and organizations to close or fill institutional gaps and voids. Through action research techniques we identify attainable, technical and organizational solutions for emerging economies. TTRI identifies technological, logistical and human innovations that bridge the gaps and fill the voids. To accomplish this mission, TTRI builds relationships by connecting people with specialized data and technological resources that can be leveraged to achieve high-value economic growth, regardless of ideological, economic, educational, social, or political boundaries.
Our Unique Value-Added Services:
TTRI, Inc. provides a variety of services to government agencies; corporations; industry groups; corporate, private, and international foundations; economic development organizations; organizations representing regional economies; and international partners across the world.
- Analyze and identify barriers to achieving sustainable economic value from trade
- Identify transportation challenges that impact trade
- Engage in strategic planning to achieve trade capable of growing economies in developing counTTRIes
- Assist private and non-profit organizations, geographical regions, and international partnerships to build the political, economic and social infrastructure needed to support innovative transportation and trade solutions necessary for economic growth
- Provide innovative transportation solutions that overcome barriers to trade and provide solutions that foster economic growth
- Develop regional partnerships that expand and support efforts to sustain growth markets and develop new import-export niches for participating stakeholders.
More About Partnership Development:
TTRI, Inc. facilitates the development of partnerships between organizations and agencies that 1.) seek innovative solutions to transportation-related challenges for the purpose of creating new trade opportunities across state and international boundaries; 2.) want to build partnership arrangements that serve as a catalyst for sustainable growth in both developed and emerging economies; 3.) and endeavor to enhance methods of responding rapidly to natural disasters in the developing world in ways that will permit that first wave of relief to be followed by sustainable, long-term support.
Moreover, we work on behalf of our own partners who may have innovative transportation-related technology that may offer solutions to our efforts to build new partnerships among various organizations and agencies. When we can, we work to match the resources of our partners with the needs of new clientele. We recognize that the innovative features of new transportation technology will have a significant impact on efforts to access and build trade as well as to advance the goals of social development.
We welcome inquiries from potential partners with innovations to share and/or are interested in discussing the services TTRI provides to assist in building new sustainable partnerships in transportation and trade.
What is MVT and why is it important to sustaining economic growth?
TTRI (Trade & Transportation Research Institute is in the business of identifying and organizing the resources that can realize the promise of global trade. Its operating premise is that TRADE is a natural exchange of resources between communities. If managed properly, trade can provide each participant with the resources needed to achieve its social and economic objectives.
TTRI proposes to re-examine global trade and identify its essential role and underlying logic. TTRI will use newly applied social research techniques developed in the past half-century to come to a better understanding of how the logic of trade can be restructured to produce better outcomes for humanity. TTRI’s goal, then, is to discover and organize the intermediate logic and mechanisms that constitute Managed Value Trade and produce a global sustainable development system.
Click on this link, TTRI: Managed Value Trade, to view a presentation that describes Managed Value Trade in more detail, as well as reviews Percolation Theory and its role in the dynamics of trade. The research and technological components that are crucial to achieving MVT are introduced and described in some detail. The beneficial effects of MVT cannot be realized without the effective and efficient market connectivity provided by strategic planning and the application of innovative technologies.
Clients and Service Arenas
TTRI works with both private and public entities in industry, finance, philanthropy, science, commerce, and academia to identify the properties that conTTRIbute to successful phase transitions from one economic phase to the next. These conditions are manageable so that the flow from one phase to the next improves the ability of each community (node, interest group, element) to meet the needs of its constituents (stakeholders).
TTRI provides services to a variety of locations and clientele in both the developed and developing areas of the world, including clients with social enterprise and sustainable development missions in counTTRIes struggling to develop economies and increase standards of living for their citizens.
Our mission is to serve clients who need transportation-related solutions that facilitate increased access to trade; open up import-export markets not served by existing transportation options or infrastructure; significantly expand mutually beneficial opportunities for trade of goods and services among developed and developing counTTRIes; and to provide innovative solutions that enable governments and foundations to respond to natural and man-made disasters with both rapid relief and sustainable support when conditions require transportation applications with critical medical, technical, and/or educational services. Specifically, we invite inquiries regarding our services from the following prospective clients in both developed and developing counTTRIes when there may be needs for innovative solutions:
- Clients who need innovative technological solutions in getting goods and services to market in a manner that opens new market opportunities (import and export)
- CounTTRIes and foundations that need transportation solutions in order to improve service to rural and remote areas - Developing counTTRIes that need access to sustainable markets in developed counTTRIes
- Foundations and governments in the developed world in need of enhanced technologies that permit more timely, more efficient, and sustainable response to disasters in the developing world or wherever such disasters occur
- Foundations, universities, and agencies engaged in social enterprise endeavors to build and support sustainable economies throughout the world
- Clients in the Caribbean basin or anywhere in the world where innovative mid-range transportation solutions are needed to increase access to trade, to build and sustain real economic opportunity, or to respond to disasters
What benefit do clients and project stakeholders get from our services?
Quite simply, TTRI can help trade and philanthropy get somewhere. Reaching goals is never easy. Getting where one wants to be rather than settling for where one “ends up” is key to achieving desired and sustainable results. By developing markets based on MVT and through the use of innovative technologies like the Universal Development Pods (UDP),, organizations, communities, and counTTRIes can fill transportation voids and bridge institutional gaps that are persistent barriers to resilient trade relations and markets.
The UN estimates that by 2050 the world population will increase by 2.53 billion people. That’s nearly as many as the total population of Earth in 1950. More dramatic, nearly all the new population growth will be in areas of the globe (poor urban centers, rural villages) that are disconnected from basic transportation networks. As the world air traffic video illustrates, nearly 70% of the world’s potential markets are under-served by transportation infrastructure that opens up opportunities for economic growth, access to educational technology, or the benefits of adequate healthcare. Worldwide, the challenge to meet widespread human need is significant. Working in partnership with TTRI, individuals, organizations and other entities in trade and philanthropy can meet those needs.
As an example of the application of innovative technology, the SC100 is a unique medium-lift aircraft designed to efficiently connect even the most remote communities to the global containerized air-cargo system. The innovations and benefits that come from these technologies are described in detail in this website’s presentation program. For more detail on the technological innovations, specifications, and plans for the SC100 and the Pods, click SC100 Macro Summary. The technological features of the aircraft and the versatility of cargo pods (configured for freight) deliver the kinds of transportation innovations that make Managed Value Trade valuable and highly effective to our partners and stakeholders who seek sustainable solutions for the under-served world.
In many respects, the Universal Development Pods are really user-defined pods. The potential applications for the UDPs are virtually limitless. Consequently, designing pods that can be outfitted to play a prominent role on-the-ground managing long-term recovery from natural disasters will meet the need to transition from relief and recovery to transformation. Outfitted as a mobile healthcare clinic, a telecommunications center, or an educational technology module, UDPs help governments, civil authorities, NGOs, and community leaders manage their strategic responses to go beyond the restoration of order to produce sustainable progress.
About Us / Contact
TTRI was founded as a nonprofit (501C3) 15 years ago as a nonprofit institute dedicated to providing research in transportation that would provide innovative transportation solutions to trade barriers in both developed and emerging economies. Since that time, we have developed Managed Value Trade (MVT) as the conceptual foundation for achieving sustainable trade that builds growth economies in all regions of the world.
Contact us at either our home office in New Orleans or at our New York offices in lower Manhattan.
Mark B. Stahl
David L. Hawthorne
There’s Good Reason to Collaborate and Donate to TTRI: Partnership with TTRI Makes All Organizations Better!
If your organization shares the Trade & Transportation Research Institute’s vision for a world where solutions for sustainable development are based on the creation of infrastructure that allows both developed and emerging economies to create and earn value from their relationships, then a partnership with TTRI will help you realize that vision. Together, we can achieve results not likely to be gained without the added value brought to partnerships enhanced by TTRI’s innovative solutions to logistical challenges and its creation of Managed Value Trade across all borders.
We help people and organizations to close or fill institutional gaps and voids. Through action research techniques, we identify attainable, technical and organizational solutions to trade barriers and economic growth. TTRI identifies technological, logistical and human innovations that bridge the gaps and fill the voids. TTRI designs and implements surveys; assesses strengths and weaknesses; conducts market analyses; facilitates focus groups of decision-makers, potential partners, scientists, technological and industry experts, and end-users; develops strategic plans; sets up action teams; and evaluates progress made toward goals. With the information and data gathered from these critical activities and services, TTRI provides reporting that enables collaborating organizations, including our own stakeholders, to make sound decisions with considerably less risk and to achieve desired results in a timely manner.
We invite you to browse our website and become acquainted with TTRI’s vision and services. Then ask yourself if your organization is more likely to achieve its mission on its own or with the assets brought to it through a TTRI planned and enabled network of partners.
TTRI helps reduce the risk of taking the next step, and every step, by building trust and mutual understanding of the challenges each partner must meet. Learn more about the strategic planning, analysis, and actions that TTRI engages in to create the infrastructure of Managed Value Trade. We invite individual philanthropists, corporate and private foundations, and other nonprofit organizations to call on us. Learn how TTRI and Managed Value Trade can increase the impact of your current programs and conserve future resources.
If you represent a foundation, NGO, or government agency with specific program goals and guidelines, we look forward to discussing how we can work together. We look forward to learning more about your requirements and welcome the opportunity to submit a proposal for funding consideration.
TTRI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1995 to seek innovative solutions in transportation and trade between developed and emerging economies. Since that time, we have developed Managed Value Trade (MVT) as the conceptual foundation for achieving sustainable trade systems that build strong, resilient economies in all regions of the world.
Contact our New York Offices to discuss collaborating with or donating to TTRI to help achieve our shared vision of building sustainable trade and transportation solutions through international partnerships. Achieving sustainable growth is the keystone of TTRI projects. Early interest and involvement can lead to future opportunities for investment and enduring partnerships, as well as make “getting there” faster and more certain.
Contact David Hawthorne at our New York Offices:
David L. Hawthorne / 200 Mercer St. / Suite 1H / New York, NY / 10012-1546
Telephone: 1+917-885-0522 / Email: dlhawthorne@TTRInst.org