The NIHERST Fab Lab will be hosting a series of VIRTUAL activities in commemoration of World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW). WCIW is a global celebration held annually from April 15 to 21. The last day of the celebration is the United Nations designated World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID). During this time, the world is invited to embrace the idea that creativity and innovation is essential for harnessing the economic potential of nations. Our commemoration of WCIW is aligned to NIHERST’s mandate: “to enhance the innovative, creative and entrepreneurial capabilities of the general population”.

Date Activity/Event
Tuesday 19th April

Fab Lab Maker Workshops

Tinkercad Workshop
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: $60.00

Online workshop to create a pair of decorative 3D Easter eggs using Tinkercad and the 3D printers.

Inkscape Workshop
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $60.00

Online workshop to create a set of six uniquely designed treasure hunt Easter eggs using Inkscape and the laser cutter.
*Packages include craft paint for decoration of eggs and will be ready for collection on May 3rd, 2022

Thursday 21st April Stakeholder Events
ExporTT Clinic
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: FREE

Learn about:
  •   Market intelligence research and opportunities
  •   Programme financing
  •   Product and service readiness and production processes for export growth
  •   International standards

Create. Innovate. Collaborate.
Mentoring by Designer and Fab Lab Entrepreneur, Sanian Lewis of Sanianitos
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: FREE

  •   Mentorship on T&T’s creative, innovative and collaborative lifestyle through use of the Fab Lab
  •   Demonstration on creation of Sanianitos earrings using digital fabrication equipment
  •   Inspiration on becoming an “imagineer”
*Online surveys to be distributed for a chance to win Fab Lab memorabilia

The activities scheduled from April 19th to 21st are opened to all nationals to Trinidad and Tobago, ages 16 and over.

NIHERST's commemoration of this week is intended to pique interest and build capacity in the use of the Fab Lab to design, create, invent, prototype and solve problems. We also hope to encourage enrolment in the global Fab Lab network and enable Trinidad and Tobago's population to explore creative, innovative and entrepreneurial undertakings.

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