Getting your Idea to Market

Before you spend a lot of time creating a product or service, it is important to know whether anyone will want to buy it and if there is a need for it. The first step therefore to getting your product to market is conducting market research. Do products that are similar to your idea exist?…

Corrosion: A Dangerous Phenomenon

Many times we have heard phrases like “nothing can be done against corrosion”, or “just give it a touch up”. While it is true that corrosion is a natural phenomenon and happens naturally, we don’t have to live with it, and much less ignore it by small touch-up painting to mitigate the signs of rust.…

Panimation: Launch of Panderica

At CARIRI our flagship development known as the Centre for Enterprise Development (CED) is aimed at facilitating not only Research, Development and Innovation capacity building but also the fostering of business creation and expansion through the use of ICT. Through this medium, the Centre can potentially enhance CARIRI’s contribution to Government’s enunciated goals of economic…

CARIRI’s Centre for Enterprise Development (CED): A Central Node in the Innovation Ecosystem

Established in 1970 with technical and financial assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI), which is a State-owned entity, has developed a reputation in the region as a multifaceted Institution providing services in the areas of Laboratory and Field Testing, Consulting,…

Failure Analysis: An Investigative Process

Failure Analysis is the process of using analytical laboratory techniques, expert scientific interpretations, and failure mode analysis to identify the root cause of a failure in a part, assembly, material, or system.  A failure could arise not only as a broken component, but also includes rejected parts from a manufacturing line, lack of performance of an…

Ventilation and You

Do you sometimes feel that you are stifling when you are inside your home or in your work area? Or do you experience watery eyes, sneezing or itchy skin or throat on entering a building? Then it is likely you may be experiencing the symptoms of an improperly ventilated building.    So you may be…

Turning up the Heat on Legionella Awareness

American writer, David Auerbach, said it best: “In Wine there is Wisdom. In Beer there is Freedom. In Water there is Bacteria”. More than just a catchy phrase, it is also true, well at least about water. This article highlights one of the lesser-known waterborne bacteria: Legionella. What is Legionella? Legionellais a pathogenic (disease-causing) group…

INNOVATION GAP ANALYSIS PROGRAMME (IGAP): Encouraging Innovation in Corporate T&T

On Wednesday 3rd May at its flagship hub for innovation, the Centre for Enterprise Development in Freeport, the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) launched one of its newest services for Innovation called the ‘Innovation Gap Analysis Programme’ (IGAP) which is aimed at fostering and encouraging innovation in Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs).  Innovation is ‘Creativity…