The Adirondack Research Institute, Inc. (ARI), is designed as a non-profit think tank, charitable organization and research platform in order to focus on the following six core areas where we have an advantage, along with the expertise, experience, and connectivity that will generate significant returns on donor funds, and make the world a better place to live and work in:
Economics – the financial market collapse of 2008 demonstrates the tremendous need for students, consumers, bankers, lawyers, government regulators, homeowners, and the general population to have a much better understanding of economics – at both the micro and macro level.
Education – our growing world is in need of education reform at all levels: primary and secondary schools; universities and colleges; and in technical training programs. Reform is also needed to re-align incentives between the students, faculty, staff, and the government agencies that develop programs, finance and regulate them.
Emerging Markets – the developing world of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the frontier markets, and the rest of the global emerging markets is growing dramatically. The pace of globalization has been accelerated through lower shipping costs, regional and transcontinental jet travel, 24/7 media coverage, the Internet and other related telecommunications technology. The global environment for both private and public sector organizations has radically changed. ARI is uniquely positioned to provide professional advice and assistance in projects based in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Energy – the demand for clean, green, inexpensive, sustainable and renewable energy is increasing substantially. As the population grows and the emerging markets continue to expand, the demand for energy will increase. Research is needed to focus efforts on clean-coal technology, oil shale, natural gas, geo-thermal, wind, hydro-electric and nuclear power (both fission and fusion/solar). All nations also require an efficient, modern electrical grid to both store and distribute electricity to the end consumer.
Entrepreneurship – the creativity needed to generate new ideas in order to solve problems in energy, medicine and the developing world needs to be sponsored, supported and promoted. Individuals, ideas, and companies need research, support networks, advice and financing of programs to foster the atmosphere for idea production and implementation.
Excellence – this is a term and concept that is not heard enough these days. We need excellence across all sectors of our world today – in medicine, law, business, education and the government. ARI is focused on supporting the best people, with the best ideas in order to generate the best returns on charitable donations.