The Value of a Business Hatchery Programme

he euphoria and excitement associated with launching and growing a small business venture are often whittled away by manifold challenges including partnership pitfalls, financial resources, poor problem definition and market misalignment. Other contributory factors include timing, passion without purpose (or vice versa), (unyielding) regulatory context and even a founder’s characterization, risk appetite or personal proclivities.…

ICT Sustainability Forum

In November 2015, The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) and the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) hosted an ICT Sustainability Forum at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre. This event was the culmination of a three year project between both entities which focused on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in small and medium enterprises (SMEs)…

Appointment of New Chairman (CCIC)

The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) is one of the three components of World Bank/infoDev’s Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC). This is part of a seven-year $20 Million program funded by the Government of Canada through the World Bank to build an enabling ecosystem to foster growth-oriented entrepreneurs and profitable businesses that…

CARIRI’s Root Cause Failure Analysis Seminar

The Caribbean Industrial Research Institutes (CARIRI’s) Metallurgy department recently hosted a “Root Cause Failure Analysis Seminar” on Wednesday 15th July 2015 at the Cara Suites Hotel and Conference Centre. The aim of the seminar was to introduce Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) is a new concept for analyzing failure and suitable measures to prevent such…

Root Cause Failure Analysis Seminar July 29th 2015

On Wednesday 29th July 2015 the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) hosted its second Root Cause Failure Analysis Seminar at the Centre For Enterprise Development (CED), Innovation Avenue, Freeport. Due to the overwhelming demand for this session – the first of which was held at Cara Suites, Claxton Bay – CARIRI decided to host a…

Corrosion of reinforcing steel bars in concrete

Before being placed in a formwork, steel reinforcement may become rusted, because it was initially exposed to the atmosphere. When freshly-mixed concrete is placed around this steel, the mixing water penetrates through the rust pores, where it gradually forms hydrated calcium ferrite (4.CaO. Fe2 O3 13H2 O). Moreover, this water reacts with steel and forms…

CARIRI AND THE IPO TEAM UP TO HOST IPO CLINICS

The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) have teamed up to host ‘The Intellectual Property Clinic’. The first of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago, The Intellectual Property Clinic will seek to bridge the gaps in knowledge, provide a competent base to gather information and allow you to understand your…

Indigenous Innovative Fiery Foods Festival

Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) Centre for Enterprise Development (CED) held its first Indigenous Innovative Fiery Foods Festival on the 25 April 2015, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. The Competitors included a mix of Food Processors, Entrepreneurs, Hobbyists, Chefs, Street Food Artisans and Housewives, who presented their creativity in various forms of Condiments, Beverages, Snacks, Appetizers,…

Why Is Calibration So Important ?

Calibration quantifies the risk associated with a measurement. It provides a user with an unbroken chain between the instrument in use, and its corresponding SI unit. Calibration also evaluates how an instrument drifts from the true value with time; thereby providing a means of determining if a device is stable or approaching the end of…