Investors & Enterprises
are our catalysts

Investors provide important resources for science and technology-based startups to thrive and are essential to the long-term success of an innovation ecosystem. Enterprises are valuable stakeholders since they have a privileged perspective regarding existing markets and trends.


The Trust offers the following programs that create opportunities for investors and enterprises to leverage innovation.

  • Science District

    An urban re-engineering initiative that will interconnect existing and future academic and state-of-the-art research and development facilities, which will enable economic development through science, technology, research in Puerto Rico

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  • 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 Office

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

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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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  • Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation

    A non-profit organization with a collaborative network of researchers that aim to promote, improve and enhance the impact of clinical research and development in Puerto Rico.

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  • Puerto Rico Center for Tropical Biodiversity and Bioprospecting

    A multidisciplinary group of researchers working to enable the advancement of exploration, development, conservation and commercialization of biodiversity resources.

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  • Puerto Rico Capital Network

    A non-profit organization comprised of investors, who seek to inject capital into the innovation ecosystem in Puerto Rico by investing into high-potential companies as angel investors.

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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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  • 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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  • forward summit

    Forward Research & Innovation Summit

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    September 17th, 2016

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

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More than $50 million invested in Puerto Rico’s research infrastructure.

Initiatives We Support

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

More than 1,000 people have participated in the Trust’s Research and Innovation Meetups and Conferences.

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The Puerto Rico Science and Technology Trust runs on government and private donations and volunteer work. The Trust invests in Puerto Rico’s economy and its citizens’ well-being through innovation-based enterprises, science and technology, and its industries. Help us support our researchers, entrepreneurs and investors.

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