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EcoVirtuaLands: a Global Investment Initiative with a Social Cause
Description/achievement of initiative

Sustainable Future Eco Landmarks Global investment initiative, Sustainable Development INFRASTRUCTURE MODEL promoted: UNSDGS, https://goo.gl/nb6QBh; capacity building, promoted UNFCCC https://goo.gl/VTXu5t; submitted to UNESCO; develops big scale constructions in VIRTUAL FORM next to 2500 UNESCO Monuments globally; providers-exhibitors: 3D printing; VR/MR/AR; Clean Energy; Nanotechnology; Biological Agriculture; IoT; Circular economy (market aggregator); capacity building, awareness to locals; hosts UNSDGS hot spots (knowledge multiplier); exponential return on investment. Startups, networked globally, construct SD in 2-years, based on UNSDGS indicators; OUTCOMES: SD virtual Model ready for implementation; SD awareness for locals & UNESCO visitors; Bespoke solutions; support to UNESCO Monuments shifts to Eco Landmarks. https://goo.gl/aEAyZP

Implementation methodologies

SFEL’s disruptive approach & some elements of SD, one of the most important ‘industries’ of post-indu­strial era taken into consideration: Drastic energy alternative management; waste mgmt; decentralized gover­n­ance, administration and mgmt model; modern societal priorities serious involvement, generally a different way of thinking in all levels (from regional & local authorities to everyday people living and working in the area). Fundamental ingredients usage: SFEL exponentially combines leverage points of: added value lo­ca­ti­ons (Monuments); un­precedented mo­mentum (UNSDGS 2030 Agenda; New Silk Road global initiative); disruptive ideas originally developed (in­no­va­tion & entre­pre­neurship); top quality people (Futurists; Innovators; Technologists; Humanitarians; everyday heroes); smart ma­te­rial (clean / light emerging technologies: (3D printing; VR / MR / AR; Clean En­er­gy; Nanote­chnology; Biological Agriculture / Smart Farm­­ing; Internet of Things; Cir­cu­lar / connection / Collective eco­no­my); & socially friendly money (UN En­vi­ron­ment Fi­nance Initia­tive; New Silk Road invest­ment framework; Alter­native in­vestments ecosystem: Crowdfunding; Foreign direct in­vest­­ments; foundations). No need to refer to traditional PR practices and collaborative networking applications which will be obviously used; additionally, SFEL has developed original methodological tools: Sustainable Homelands - 7step reset tool https://goo.gl/ueCfMJ; Multiplex Modern Social Matrix Revealed https://goo.gl/YfqkH7 to mention the most important ones, all in a Conceptual Framework Toolkit. Additional SFEL unique features & methodologies: SFEL: combines strong social cause & exponential profitability (Sustain­able Development: The Fu­ture of Investing; Investing in UN targets, with return on in­ve­st­ment; Sustainable Business Can Unlock at least US$12 Tril­lion in New Market Value, & Repair Economic System);  many exclusivities & unique develop­ments: Fu­ture 52’ big­ger picture https://goo.gl/zxpMZ0; 36 Heuristics https://goo.gl/CkqyDZ; Unique planet Earth; Manual for life “Life-surfer’s 365 adventures in 365 picturethoughts;”); involves all stakeholders in structured way (cube https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0BFdfgeBDdFV1RhMC1kQTMwVnc/view?usp=sharing); business plan (with 6 Ds https://singularityhub.com/2016/11/22/the-6-ds-of-tech-disruption-a-guide-to-the-digital-economy/); with disruptive assemblage of entities & concepts in its GNNP board (based on the Future 52part puzzle); with instigator entity, Metis, Accre­d­ited obser­ver to UNFCCC, with unique expertise in Modern Societal Priorities; securing startups being in 5% of the viable ones; the only one ‘selling the future’ in persuasive way. More: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0BFdfgeBDdFempPbGx3cHhLX1E/view?usp=sharing

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

CAPACITY-BUILDING (CB): SFEL social innovation’s stepping stone: Multiplex Social Matrix experiential workshop about CONCRETE picture of modern PERPLEXED social reality; its Sustainable Society Grid is the infrastructure on which every application is based, tailored to location’s particularities. Matrix elements: SIX (fundamental things (vital resources: human capital; ideas; material reality; space; time; finance; human activities, known as ‘ministries’; MO­DERN SOCIETAL PRIORITIES, every ministry’s jurisdiction integrating new trends; HUMANISTIC CONSCIOUSNESS / AWARENESS PA­RAMETERS evolving from new priorities & challenges; FUTURE’S STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (entities, concepts shaping everyday life); alternat­ive ways of thinking; Sustainability’s main indicators; SUSTAINABILITY RESET TOOL (procedure to reach sustainability for business; NGOs; countries). Common factor: Adaptation to nature’s rules (Biomimicry). Workshop provides start-ups’ partners common cognitive background. Same workshop for local shareholders to create common ‘language’ & bridge to exchange information, experience to gradually reach two goals: a. give start-up solid background to craft virtual sustainable envi­ronment; b. Give local knowledge directly digestible and with immediate benefits. Same occurs with culturetainment programs of­fer­ed to monument’s visitors. Existing applications included in CB program include: Google earth plus third parties apps Digitally travel the planet with Google Earth! How professional plan­ners can use Google Earth & other free online mapping tools Google Earth Pro appli­ca­tions for the professional; additional appli­ca­tions to be used: Geospatial information (App4all; etc) MonoX); Yammer); SFEL gamification app will be developed. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: Start-up’s partners use collaborative networking to communicate among each other and among other start-ups. Collected information on sustainable material, products & services, upon verification, are stored in parent company big data bank available to start-ups and public during implementation. Among SFEL goals is creating a permanent bond with certifica­t­ion entities to secure every item on sustainable specifications. SFEL: knowledge multiplier & collective intelligence framework; promotes SD hardware, software, orgware & systemic / chaotic new way of thinking, sine-qua-non prerequisite to built SD but to maintain it so. Some of techniques: Systemic Long-term Mapping; Murphy’s Law; Rene Thom’s Catastro­phes’ Theory; Be­noit Mandel­brot’s Chaos’s The­ory; Brian Eno’s Oblique Stra­tegies; De Bono’s Lateral thinking & Po; Dee Hock’s Chaordic sy­stems; Charles Eisenstein; Collective Intelligence; Nayef Al-Rodhan, philosopher,  neuroscientist,  geo­­stra­tegist; Quantum Theory, Nas­sim Nicholas Taleb  Antifragility. Activities will continuously circulate among SFEL partners and local communities under Creative Commons license. More: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0BFdfgeBDdFempPbGx3cHhLX1E/view?usp=sharing

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

SFEL 3-level structure; BOTTOM UP: Local startups for SD localization; b. MIDDLE LEVEL:  International franchise-like (start­ups’ factory for securing professional qua­lity & corpo­rate feasibility); c. TOP DOWN:  Global Public Policy Network (letter to potential members https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0BFdfgeBDdFcHZwSFBQb1dfQ2c/view?usp=sharing) for transparency & prestige; com­posed by eminent perso­na­lities, entities, international organizations). Descriptions below subject to alterations according to final adjustments. SFEL secures all approaches (bottom up; middle level; top down) in parallel. BOTTOM-UP: Innovators establish pilot project startup; develop feasibility study; business; ma­ster plan. Submit proposal for funding. Getting funding: implementation; in-house training; awareness; training of locals; being pilot startup prepares material for next; Pilot startup splits in two: one continues pilot project; other becomes franchise parent (public) company; de­ve­lops networking material, big data bank (internal & public); becomes node among startups, Global Public Policy Network, stakeholders; international organizations; clients; makes deals; organizes e-training & public events in territories; promotes SFEL via social networks globally. TOP-DOWN: INSTIGATOR, METIS: Initial management, promotion, coordination, co­ntacts with strategic partners. Initial information to potential clients niche markets; Smart Cities; TED tribes; LinkedIn groups; Discussions with local & international funding. Secretariat (informal): manages everyday issues & facilitate Metis application to UNESCO to become partner as carrier to deliver SFEL to international community until Global Public Policy Network takes over. With positive feedback from UNESCO calls to join SFEL to recipients (UNFCCC accredited observers; sponsors; etc). SUPPORTIVE CIRCLE (informal): support Metis application to UNESCO. World Heritage Conference 2018: (hopefully) SFEL official global launching. GLOBAL PUBLIC POLICY NETWORK Formal establishment: coordinate initiative until Public Company establishment; initial contacts for global funding and other issues management. Advisory Board most members come from original supportive circle: advise & support initiative next steps; contacts GPPN potential members and support coordination for startups developing SFEL globally; coordinate initiative on higher levels (political; social; financial). HYBRID FRANCHISE PUBLIC COMPANY (formal): coordinate whole initiative; coordinate startups developing SFEL in various places under Global Public Policy Network supervision. Tasks: everyday business tasks; detailed organizational plan; positions; same as business-as-usual but with a social cause entities features. International confe­rence for the rest of the world with 3 subjects: a. Pilot project report; b. Rest of local projects official launching; c. International interest expressed in action. Initial 2-year stage ends around 2020; overall outcomes report (deliverable). By 2020 additional projects massive launching. More: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0BFdfgeBDdFempPbGx3cHhLX1E/view?usp=sharing

Partner(s)

1. METIS GLOBAL AWARENESS NETWORK: EcoVirtuaLands instigator; 2. GEIDCO. Metis is global network member http://www.geidco.org; 3. Kakaire Foundation, Uganda 4. Metis features among 2000 Accredited Observers to UNFCCC in the world; http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2009/cop15/eng/08r01.pdf; Metis promotes Contemporary Social Priorities' added value products & services via new communication technologies; Enhances PROJECT with its unique expertise (Trends’ hunting worldwide among all 35 Anthropocentric activities; Monitoring new trends maturing into Modern Social Priorities; provides Metis knowhow to holistic implementations in Sustainable Development & Green Economy frameworks; combines both big picture & hidden nods; elaborates on Geopolitics; Strategic policy; & International Relations. 5. EcoVirtuaLands is seeking partners to join to achieve market success & raise broader/global awareness of high potential innovators with specific targeted actions: University / research institutions; Chambers of commerce and industry; angel investors & venture capital (VC) firms; Technology transfer & commercialization offices; Tech entrepreneurs, high-growth startups with traction; Business associations & business support networks; Start-up centers, incubators, accelerators, technology parks; Public & private entities offering business support services; other partners willing to contribute.  
Progress reports
Goal 4
Goal 5
Goal 6
Goal 7
Goal 9
Goal 11
Goal 12
Goal 15
Goal 17
2017, 28 April
Analytical “SFEL UNSDGS SMART report April 2017” (due before May 1) is also submitted together with this progress report. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0BFdfgeBDdFcWFOT1NnMFlwbkE/view?usp=sharing ; https://goo.gl/jVnNea
2018, March
SFEL Report on pilot project outcomes
2018, September
Report on global projects setup and outcomes
2019, March
Analytical report on all SFEL situation
2019, September
Full report on SFEL global implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Andreas Andreopoulos unique expertise on Modern Societal Priorities, Culture & Innovation crestive combinations
In-kind contribution
Future Competitiveness of a Welfare state’ model developed by Henrik von Scheel for OCED used by UN & EU & Global University Alliance, a consortium of +450 universities
In-kind contribution
Multiplex Social Grid experiential workshop, original development by Metis Global Awareness Network
Staff / Technical expertise
Olivera Z. Mijušković, Member of UNESCO World Heritage Center global experise on cultural engineering

Basic information
Time-frame: September 2017 - September 2019
Partners
1. METIS GLOBAL AWARENESS NETWORK: EcoVirtuaLands instigator; 2. GEIDCO. Metis is global network member http://www.geidco.org; 3. Kakaire Foundation, Uganda 4. Metis features among 2000 Accredited Observers to UNFCCC in the world; http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2009/cop15/eng/08r01.pdf; Metis promotes Contemporary Social Priorities' added value products & services via new communication technologies; Enhances PROJECT with its unique expertise (Trends’ hunting worldwide among all 35 Anthropocentric activities; Monitoring new trends maturing into Modern Social Priorities; provides Metis knowhow to holistic implementations in Sustainable Development & Green Economy frameworks; combines both big picture & hidden nods; elaborates on Geopolitics; Strategic policy; & International Relations. 5. EcoVirtuaLands is seeking partners to join to achieve market success & raise broader/global awareness of high potential innovators with specific targeted actions: University / research institutions; Chambers of commerce and industry; angel investors & venture capital (VC) firms; Technology transfer & commercialization offices; Tech entrepreneurs, high-growth startups with traction; Business associations & business support networks; Start-up centers, incubators, accelerators, technology parks; Public & private entities offering business support services; other partners willing to contribute.  
Countries
Contact information
andreas andreopoulos, Founding president , mhtiswan@gmail.com
United Nations