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Puerto Rico Techno Economic Corridor, Inc. (PRTEC) - Incubadora Vitec2

The Puerto Rico Technoeconomic Corridor (PRTEC) is a regional economic development (501 c3) organization that promotes innovation based economic development for the western region of Puerto Rico.

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The Puerto Rico Technoeconomic Corridor (PRTEC) is a regional economic development (501 c3) organization that integrates in its Board of Directors representatives from the private sector, academia, and government in an effort to promote innovation based economic development for the western region of Puerto Rico.

PRTEC has developed an innovation ecosystem during the past ten years and has accomplished several important achievements during that time. Among its success stories are: the establishment of 25 local technology startups, the creation of a new aerospace industry in the island, fostering the medical devices industry through its medical devices cluster, training 400 youth in technology & entrepreneurship, among other. All that resulting in the creation of more than 2,000 new jobs for western Puerto Rico. PRTEC has being the recipient of various federal grants from EDA ($50,000, $378,000), and DOL ($7.1 million).

Among its initiatives PRTEC manages Vitec, the first technology based business incubator established in Puerto Rico. Vitec offers ready to use offices and facilities, provides mentoring and technical assistance, and extends its large innovation & entrepreneurial ecosystem in western Puerto Rico to its clients and incubees. PRTEC also manages the Puerto Rico Medical Devices Cluster, which integrates global OEM, local suppliers, governemen agencies, and academic partners, in an effort to make the sector more competitive in the global economy. PRTEC is a founding member of the new Puerto Rico Aerospace & Technology Consortium, and hosted some of aerospace companies as landing site for their startup of their operations in the island at our Vitec Incubator.

In 2014 PRTEC received a grant from the US Department of Labor (Ready to Work Initiative). The initiative looks to retrain displaced workers in areas where the industrial clusters of the region have needs for recruitment. This sector are IT, Aerospace, and Medical Devices. Ready to Work Initiative trains and certifies participants in their area of expertise through accredited institutions.

Finally, PRTEC has Techno Youth, a program developed to promote technology knowledge and entreprenuership education in intermediate and high school students of western Puerto Rico. This program has impacted 500 students in the 12 municipalities since 2007. 

Finca Explora

It is an agribusiness incubator whose mission is to promote agricultural innovation and the development of agribusiness projects on the island. It is an initiative of the Puerto Rico Tecno Economic Corridor (PRTEC). Finca Explora is a physical space and at the same time a virtual platform completely dedicated to the development of the agricultural industry. Our main objective is to make Puerto Rico more competitive by creating an inclusive economic growth, reducing the need for imports and creating valuable food security.

 

It offers:

  • Accelaration/ Incubation for Agro Entrepeneurs

  • Technical and Business workshops

  • Access to incentives & Funding Programs

  • 120 Acres of land/ Administrative Offices

  • Support with Marketing & access to markets

  • Orientation in the preparation and sowing of land

Services

Acceso a Capital y Asistencia Financiera | Access to Capital and Financial Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training | Capacitación en Contabilidad y uso de programas ‘Software’ de Contabilidad
  • Obtaining Debt Funding | Obtención de Capital de Deuda
  • Obtaining Government Funding | Obtención de fondos gubernamentales
  • Technology Grants | Subvenciones para Tecnología

Apoyo al Estudiante Emprendedor | Entrepreneurship Support for Students

  • Internship Program | Programa de Pasantía
  • University Entrepreneurship Education & Support | Educación y Apoyo Empresarial para Estudiantes Universitarios

Asistencia Técnica | Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training | Capacitación sobre Contabilidad y uso de programas ‘Software’ de Contabilidad
  • Technology Transfer | Transferencia tecnológica

Asuntos Gerenciales | Management Issues

  • Human Resources | Recursos Humanos
  • Recruiting Assistance | Asistencia para Reclutamiento

Comenzando un Negocio | Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business | Desarrollando un negocio
  • Startup Business Counseling | Consejería de Negocios ‘Startup’
  • Startup Classes | Cursos para ‘Startups’

Cumplimiento con Regulaciones | Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance | Cumplimiento ambiental
  • Government Requirements | Requisitos del gobierno

Desarrollo de Manufactura, Alta Tecnología, Ciencias de la Vida | Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization | Comercialización
  • High Tech Development | Desarrollo de Alta Tecnología

Desarrollo de Productos | Product Development

  • Patent Information | Información de Patente
  • Prototype Development | Desarrollo del prototipo

Desarrollo Económico y del Sitio | Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance | Asistencia en la Ubicación de un Negocio

Entrenamiento/Capacitación | Training

  • Human Resources Training | Capacitación del Recurso Humano
  • Startup Classes | Cursos para ‘Startups’

Mentoría | Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs | Programas de mentoría formales
  • One-on-One Counseling | Asesoramiento Personalizado

Oficina, Incubadora, Laboratorio, Cocina y Sala de Reuniones | Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space | Espacio para Conferencia / Reuniones y Eventos
  • Coworking Space | Espacio de trabajo compartido o ‘coworking’
  • Incubator Space | Espacio de Incubadora
  • Maker Space | Espacio para Fabricar ‘Maker Space’
  • Office Space | Espacio de oficina
  • Site Location | Ubicación del sitio

Organizaciones para desarrollar redes de contactos o ‘Networking’ | Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based | Determinados por criterios geográficos
  • Industry Specific | Específico a la industria
  • Small Business/General | Pequeña empresa / Negocio general

Plan de Negocio | Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review | Consultoría, Desarrollo y Revisión de Plan de Negocio

Políticas Públicas y Relaciones Gubernamentales | Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Puerto Rico Business Issues | Temas Empresariales de Puerto Rico

Recursos Humanos | Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies | Políticas para el Desarrollo de los empleados y Contratación
  • Workforce Incentives | Incentivos para la fuerza laboral

Servicios de Contribuciones | Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information | Información de Crédito Contributivo Estatal
Primary ContactNelson Perea
Address177 Balboa, La Quinta industrial Park
Mayaguez, PR 00680
Phone(787) 834-5700