Indoor Environmental Quality- Issues faced in the workplace

The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute’s (CARIRI’s) Air Quality Management Services (AQMS) and Civil Engineering department recently hosted an information session entitled, “Indoor Environmental Quality- Issues faced in the workplace” at CARIRI’s Centre for Enterprise Development, Innovation Avenue, Freeport as part of their mandate to promote a safe and healthy working environment.  The session was well…

The Mobile App Industry

The market for smartphones and mobile apps is a closely related market, moreover, withTrinidad and Tobago and other English-speaking Caribbean islands being tiny domestic marketsfor mobile app developers, internationalization is a key strategy for mobile app ventures lookingto scale up.The most recent statistics from the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad andTobago show mobile phone penetration of…

Stimulating Innovative Ideas

Tiffany Krumins had difficulty giving medicine to a child with special needs. She decided that night to create a special medicine dropper that would make the administering of medicine to children easier.  She used the recording device of a greeting card and constructed an elephant head in which she hid the dropper.  Ava the Elephant…

Managing Wastewater in Trinidad and Tobago

It is a growing challenge to meet human needs by providing a source of clean and affordable water.  This has become quite evident over the last few years and is a problem that needs to be solved as soon as possible. The increasing demand for clean water, population growth, climate change and water quality deterioration…

WHAT’S LURKING IN YOUR BED?

Ever have an uncomfortable night’s rest, woken up feeling congested, achy or itchy? At first, you might try to recall what you did the day before or start scanning your room looking for probable sources. All this, without realizing that the bed you’re lying in may just be the culprit. Mattresses, pillows, beddings, upholstery and…

Slip Resistance Assessment

On Monday 12th December, 2016, The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) launched its newest service, Slip Resistance Assessment, to a full house at the Centre for Enterprise Development, Innovation Avenue, Freeport. The occurrence of Slips, Trips and Falls within recent times in commercial spaces has grown rapidly and in speaking with persons in the construction sector,…