are our lifeblood

Researchers generate knowledge and develop new ideas that create the future. That knowledge is applicable outside of the research setting, for the advancement of humanity, for policy, and for economic development. It contributes directly to our level of prosperity and the well-being of individuals and society.


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

  • 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 Vector Control Unit (PRVCU)

    The Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit (PRVCU) is an independent, non-profit organization established to leverage Puerto Rico’s capacity to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector of dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever.

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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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  • Technology Transfer Office

    The program was designed and created to implement an agile and effective approach to foster the commercialization of locally developed scientific inventions and discoveries

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  • Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation