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

    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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  • 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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  • Brain Trust for Tropical Disease Research and Prevention

    Bringing together experts to help expedite diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tropical diseases

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  • Law 101

    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.

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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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