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 on-going technical, procurement and project monitoring support towards the proof of concept by the innovators. CARIRI also provides objective analysis and advice to the Ministry/CCI on key areas regarding funding continuance and compliance by persons or organizations accessing funding.
The i2i programme is designed to reward business creativity that has the potential to serve the national community by having positive development on Trinidad and Tobago economically or socially and is commercially viable.