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

    Program designed to develop and incentivize, investigative initiatives and research endeavors, taking Puerto Rico’s knowledge economy to a higher level, and fostering economic development through science and technology.

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  • Colmena 66

    A resource network for entrepreneurs and business owners that brings business-building resources into an ecosystem that supports and sustains entrepreneurship in all phases of their business development.

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  • Research & Innovation Meetups

    A series of gatherings that aim to connect the community of researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and enterprises in order to develop a culture that drives research, innovation, and economic activity through collaboration.

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  • forward summit

    Forward Research & Innovation Summit

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    November 10th, 2018

    Sheraton Convention Center San Juan, PR. Empowering the scientific and technological communities as drivers for sustainable economic development.

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More than 15,000 people have participated in entrepreneurship and networking initiatives led or backed by the Trust.

Initiatives We Support

The Trust supports and fund various programs that promote entrepreneurship, research and investing opportunities, to further economic development in the island.