Established in 1970, The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) has been a reputable name in the Region, an invaluable Caribbean asset which is a multifaceted Institution providing service in the areas of:

  • Laboratory and field testing
  • Consulting
  •  Research and Development
  • Training

Since its establishment, CARIRI has become a widely recognized centre of excellence, leading and serving through innovation and technology and is committed to local and regional development.

Owned by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, CARIRI was established with the technical and financial assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Equipped with the most advanced equipment, we are highly capable of serving a wide range of industries – including but not limited to – the petrochemical, biotechnical, environmental, manufacturing, agribusiness, tourism and ICT among others.

CARIRI houses multimillion dollar, modern laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained specialist professionals, technologists, technicians, consultants and researchers and have thus been able to provide solutions to Caribbean industries, businesses and small entrepreneurs, while making great strides in keeping the environment safe.

Our expertise ranges from Analytical Testing of materials and products to Business Development to Research & Development and Innovation to Food Technology and Microbiological Testing, while employing a holistic innovative approach to client service and client satisfaction which is evident in the continued introduction of new services and products that not only seek to meet the current demands of clients, but also in anticipating their future needs.   

Some of our many services are environmental testing, commercialization of new products, calibration and maintenance services, indoor air quality, stack testing, consultation, interventions in ICT and training for exporters and food handlers.

We are dedicated to the industrial and economic development of the region by becoming a national and regional focal point for technology and innovation while playing a leadership role in providing value added technological solutions to the manufacturing and service sectors as well as public sector entities, designed to enhance efficiency, competitiveness and viability, foster new business creation, improve the quality of life of our people and promote sustainable economic development

As a founding member of the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO), our guiding principle is to provide the same level of service excellence to each client – from the micro-entrepreneur to the macro-industrialist. 

CARIRI is committed to the delivery of quality service, which meets and exceeds the expectations and needs of our clients.