The Caribbean Innovation Research and Entrepreneurship Website
As a follow-up to the CTA S&T regional workshop that was held in Jamaica in September 2009 in collaboration with the Caribbean Council for Science and Technology (CCST), UWI, CARDI and other Caribbean partners, the Caribbean Innovation Research and Entrepreneurship website www.rienet.net has been launched. The aim is to promote best practices and mobilize young professionals and other Caribbean actors to achieve their highest potential. The website is an output of the joint collaboration and CTA’s contribution is acknowledged. CTA is also listed as a key partner.
The RIE Network aims to become a virtual community of interest that encourages the sharing of experiences, the transfer of ‘know how’ and the provision of role models for a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. There is a real need to bridge the gap between research and development persons and institutions, policy makers and entrepreneurial business persons in the private sector as communications between all three groups have been ‘disconnected’ for many years.