The Local Mobile App Industry

The market for smartphones and mobile apps is a closely related market, moreover, with Trinidad and Tobago and other English-speaking Caribbean islands being tiny domestic markets for mobile app developers, internationalization is a key strategy for mobile app ventures looking to scale up. Research firm Gartner estimates the total number of mobile app downloads globally…

3D Printing- The Future of Education

The ability to solve real problems in the physical world is one of the key strengths of 3D printing i.e. reimagining manufacturing. 3D printing gives us the unlimited ability to design, test and engineer with hands on exposure to additive manufacturing, and gives us an advantage at the dawn of the next revolution in digital manufacturing. This contributes to…

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGINE COOLANTS

The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) is a research and technological organization that is committed to the development of innovative ideas, products and services locally and regionally.  As part of CARIRI’S strategic thrust to more substantively contribute to the achievement of the national developmental goals of economic diversification and sustainability, the Institute has been turning…

CARIRI’s Caribbean Food Safety Centre HACCP Launch

Date: Friday 22nd January 2016 Venue: CARIRI’s Centre for Enterprise Development (CED), Innovation Avenue, Freeport The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute’s (CARIRI’s) Caribbean Food Safety Centre (CFSC) launched their enhanced Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Compliance Programme on Friday 22nd January 2016 at their Centre for Enterprise Development, Innovation Avenue Freeport. The launch was well attended by over 100…

New Business Idea: Oyster Mushroom- The Top Fungi

Oyster mushroom (mushroom species Pleurotus ostreatus) gets its name from an uncanny resemblance to fresh-shucked oysters. Oyster mushrooms can usually be found growing on dead or decaying wood or on organic material like sawdust and straw and are classified as a fungus, similar to other mushrooms. Oyster mushrooms caps which are shaped like fans or…

CARNIVAL & FOOD SAFETY

Food safety may be compromised around Carnival time for various reasons.  Many of the causes stem from improper cleaning and sanitation practices as well as poor personal hygiene. This Carnival, keep these tips in mind to ensure that you and your family consume safe food: Hot foods should be held above 60oC or above and…

Carnival Food Safety

Food safety may be compromised around Carnival time for various reasons. Many of the causes stem from improper cleaning and sanitation practices as well as poor personal hygiene. This Carnival, keep these tips in mind to ensure that you and your family consume safe food: Hot foods should be held at 60oC or above and…

Mobile Revolution

The market for mobile applications is already extensive and it exhibits no evidence of slowing down. Currently, there were over 10 billion mobile devices with Internet access that were expected to be in use at the end of last year. As such, the app-building industry needs to grow to match the demand being achieved. Since…

HACCP in My Food Business – Why Bother?

Companies that are growing and expanding into new markets will face this question at some point in time.  Most start-up food businesses do not even consider the implementation of HACCP in the initial stages of their operations.  Start-up business owners are at that time generally focused on marketing their business in order to reach potential…