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PRSTRT reinitiates call for its Grants Program

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Under the motto: "Funds to grow", the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust launched two innovative grants: Advanced Research Grant and Catalyzer Research Grant with $ 2.5 million to boost the economy of Puerto Rico based on innovation, science and technology.

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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.

You can find the report here

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$50 million in federal funds is at risk

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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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Science Institution Can Help Alleviate Puerto Rico’s Crisis—If It’s Free of Political Interference

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CienciaPR Member and Kendall Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists gives his perspective about proposed changes to the Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust

The government will overhaul the Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust

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Career Opportunity: Research Grants Program Director, PRSTRT

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The Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust is seeking a qualified individual as Grants Program Director to manage all aspects and tasks related to the implementation of the Research Grants Program.

These tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

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I’m a Latina tech founder and you can be too

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I’m a Latina tech founder and you can be too

by: Alana Matos, from Parallel18 Gen2

Me: “I’m not applying to jobs after graduation. I’m doing a startup.”

My mom: “A what?”

The day I told my uber traditional Puerto Rican parents that their Harvard educated daughter was not pursuing any sort of traditional career, I knew their hearts sank. This was not what they had envisioned when I told them I wanted to go to graduate school.

Creativity: a new skill (?) needed in science and technology

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Creativity: a new skill (?) needed in science and technology

By: Natasha DeLeon-Rodriguez, PhD

“The greatest scientists are artists as well” (Albert Einstein)

In previous decades, science, technology, and art used to hang out hand by hand. Artists like Leonardo Da Vinci were also inventors. Scientists like Einstein knew the importance of creativity to move science forward. But in our current time frame, we notice a clear division between scientists and artists. We see how society moves towards promoting science and technology but downgrades arts.

PUERTO RICO IS AT THE PARALLEL 18… PIN IT!

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Puerto Rico is at the Parallel 18… pin it!

By: Natasha DeLeon-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Have you heard about Parallel18? If you haven’t, you should keep reading… if you have, but are not really sure what it is…keep reading… and become a fan!

The Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust mission is to invest, facilitate and build capacity to continually advance Puerto Rico’s economy and its citizens’ well-being through innovation-driven enterprises, science and technology, and its industrial base.

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