Current Projects

Legacy Projects

Bridging the Gap to Commercial Application of Innovation

The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) launched a project in 2018 aimed at encouraging the innovative spirit of the national community, backed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The three-year project, aptly named ‘Bridging the Gap to Commercial Application of Innovation,’ targeted various communities, individuals, and companies across Trinidad and Tobago to move ideas from conception to reality. CARIRI’s Idea Advisory Service (IAS) was instrumental in converting dreams into reality…

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ICT Centre

Tekmania accommodates Information and Communication Technology (ICT) project initiatives being undertaken by CARIRI that are geared towards enhancing the operational efficiencies of SMEs. TekDev TekDev provides innovative and out-of-the box software solutions to address the needs of Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Trinidad and Tobago. By using the latest technologies of Cloud Computing, Web, Mobile and Desktop Applications, we will work with the entrepreneur to design and…

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Idea 2 Innovation (i2i)

A hub for innovative projects and creative initiatives. The Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development through its established Council for Competitiveness and Innovation (CCI) developed the “Idea 2 Innovation” (i2i) programme which gives an opportunity to innovators and inventors to submit proposals for innovative projects and creative initiatives for which the CCI provides funding. CARIRI was chosen as the Technical Executing Agency to the Programme. In this role, CARIRI provides…

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BOPP Project

Background The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) under the sponsorship of the Green Fund Unit of the Ministry of Planning and Development, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) undertook a study to develop an eco-friendly and cost-effective intervention for the biodegradation of organophosphate pesticides in agricultural soil using the indigenous bacteria. The areas selected for the study were the north and north east of Trinidad where short-term…

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Food Safety

CARIRI’s Caribbean Food Safety Centre (CFSC) has a proven track record in improving food safety in the Caribbean.  As a result, we were given the responsibility of two major projects funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB),involving work with food vendors and micro-processors. Food Safety Project – Tobago The first project –  “Improving Food Safety Standards Among Street Vendors and Micro-Processors in Tobago” – took place in 2008 and, due to…

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Caribbean Climate Innovation Center

The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center – Saving the Environment The ENSOCIO-LA project, which is responsible for the creation of the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC), is funded by the European Commission to support networking, information exchange and uptake of research results from projects in the environmental field in the European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). CARIRI’s Role​ CARIRI’s role in the two-year project, which started in…

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