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.
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.
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.
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.
A tax incentive to foster research and development activity conducted at local universities in Puerto Rico, allowing qualified Principal Investigators or Co-Principal Investigator to seek tax exemptions for salaries earned from eligible research grants.