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Parallel18 startups raise investment to expand operations in Puerto Rico

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Brands of, Timokids y Be Better Hotels secured investments for $675,000 from private equity firms and the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust

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20 million modified mosquitoes are set free to control the Zika Virus

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The Division of Biological Sciences at Google has a plan to control the propagation of the Zika virus: to release 20 million modified 'Aedes aegypti' male mosquitos in Fresno, California during the next five months.

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CREST 2017 Mini Summer programs review

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The Nanotechnology Center of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez held the following summer programs: Mini Summer Camp for Students and Mini Summer program for Teachers. These programs included a variety of workshops geared towards senior high school students and junior and high school science teachers.

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Parallel18 Reveals Results in First Economic Impact Report

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Parallel18 (P18), the global startup accelerator that operates as part of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company and Department of Economic Development and Commerce, and that seeks to attract and create high impact startups companies that can scale from Puerto Rico to the world, revealed excellent results in its first economic impact report.

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Young entrepreneurs create an app to find healthy food

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Pablo Antonio Ramírez

Three young entrepreneurs created Lunchera.co, a digital platform where users can order and pay for take out from their phone, tablet or computer. Their focus is on establishments that provide healthy food options. 

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Puerto Rican scientist helped identify new marine species

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Scientists from Panama, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico identified two new species of marine catfish in the Ariopsis genus. 

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Impactful the PR Science Trust Research Grants Program

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Since 2015, the PR Science Trust has impacted more than 100 local researchers with its Research Grants Program, which has awarded about $6 million in grants for science and technology projects. This has allowed to promote and develop research in the strategic sectors of biotechnology and natural sciences, renewable energy and/or clean technologies, aerospace, information and communication technology, medical devices, electronics, agriculture and environmental sciences.

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Parallel18 startups sell $14 million after acceleration

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SAN JUAN – The $2.4 million that the Government of Puerto Rico, via the Science, Technology & Research Trust (PRST), invested in 60 startup companies has begun to show results.

The first two generations of startups that went through Puerto Rico-based accelerator Parallel18 (P18) achieved, between April 2016 and April 2017, global sales of $13.99 million, of which $7.99 million was generated on the island.

$50 million in federal funds is at risk

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Sharon Minelli Pérez

About $ 50 million in federal funds to combat diseases transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, such as zika and dengue, are at risk if the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (Trust) loses its status as an independent entity, denounced two sources to El New day.

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CHASING THE MYSTERY BEHIND BIOLUMINESCENCE IN PUERTO RICO

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UMCES faculty, Lora Harris and Jamie Pierson, and graduate student Juan Alvarez-Rosario join the Centro TORTUGA students for a group photo at the end of their May field study. 

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