are our change-makers

Entrepreneurs are able to put ideas from research into practice, and thus make them accessible for individuals and society in general. They also create wealth and jobs, necessary for an improved standard of living.


The Trust offers the following programs that build capacities to continually advance Puerto Rico’s economy and its citizens’ well-being through entrepreneurship.

  • Parallel18

    A global accelerator program that offers a unique gateway for startups to scale from Puerto Rico. Providing equity free funding, office space and support in an effort to jump-start the island as an innovation hub.

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  • Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office

    TTO facilitates the transfer and commercialization of scientific discoveries and technology for the purpose of further development and commercialization.

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  • Innovation & Technology Resources and Funding

    A digital hub of resources and funds for the development and commercialization of innovative technologies.

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  • Cultural Heritage Technology and Innovation

    The Cultural Heritage Technology and Innovation initiative seeks to support the cultural heritage community of Puerto Rico by providing specialist knowledge dissemination and know-how. The initiative also provides guidance for the Trust’s cultural heritage activities.

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  • Research Grants Program