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Asamblea Anual 2009 PRTEC


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Puerto Rico Technoeconomic Corridor, PRTEC, organizacion sin fines de lucro que promueve empresas en tecnologia en 15 municipios de la Region Noroeste de Puerto Rico. Presentacion de sus logros en el 2008-09.

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Asamblea Anual 2009 PRTEC

  1. 1. p uerto r ico t echno e conomic c orridor
  2. 2. Is a non-profit organization committed to a collaborative environment between private companies, government entities and academia. Its main purpose is the economic development of the Western Region of Puerto Rico with a focus on innovation and high tech industries.
  3. 4. <ul><li>Staff Members </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson Perea </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Héctor Carlo </li></ul><ul><li>VITEC 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Director </li></ul><ul><li>Aurelis Cruz </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting Officer & </li></ul><ul><li>Special Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliated Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest WIB </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest WIB </li></ul><ul><li>Mayagüez – Las Marías WIB </li></ul><ul><li>MMPDO </li></ul>Board of Directors Norma Mejia President Hon. Carlos Delgado Vice-President Ana Cuebas Secretary Abdón Ruiz Treasurer Elisamuel Rivera, CPA CCOPR Luis Morales SWIA Eric Santiago PRMA Vacant DDEC Vacant UPRM Dr. Luis Garcia Feliú SUAGM Juan Carlos Kuang MD Cluster Vicente Nazario Aerospace Cluster Hon. José G. Rodriguez Hon. Luis A. Echevarria Hon. Pedro Garcia Representatives from Western Region Municipalities
  4. 6. <ul><li>Established in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>The Pioneer high tech business incubator in Puerto Rico </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping tenants commercialize their products and/or technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide network of specialized resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Seed Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low cost - space and basic services </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. Lockheed Martin Inauguration Oct - 2008 The 11,000 sqft.GIC facility, located at the Guanajibo Park at Mayaguez, is designed to house landing site projects and to provide permanent ready space for graduated companies.
  6. 8. <ul><li>Graduated Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crawlability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search Engine Optimization Software. Global sales. Owners of various SEO Forums and web sites. Main offices in Cabo Rojo. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AtlasBits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Partner, SAAS Educational Software, IT Software Projects. AtlasIT new sister Company operates in Mayaguez. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medirec </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Medical Record Software, Development of Health Information Systems. Operates at Vitec2. Future GRIP tenant. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable Solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Solutions. NABCEP and CEM Certifications, LEED Accredited Professionals. Founding Members of ACONER. Operates at Vitec2. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebexa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unique Pharma and Medical device registration outsourcing providers for Central and Latin America Markets. Operates in Mayaguez. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><ul><li>ACTIVE TENANTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caribbean Thermal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SBIR recipient, Solar a/c Patents, Installed largest solar panel system in PR (900 Panels) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caribbean Bio Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SBIR recipient, EDB Investor, Patent Pending, Development of Bio-aerosol Detection Device </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CDI Laboratories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FIDA Grant, 4 SBIR in process, STF grant. Using BTDC Labs. Identification of cancer antigens in partnership with John Hopkins University. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entevia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development of Automated workflow generation systems, DB Architecture consulting. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mutual link </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software Engineering Development Center for emergency response center communications. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><ul><li>ACTIVE TENANTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phidelix Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprize Winner, Digital Government software, voting systems, Electronic Log books, Software development Projects. IT Consulting. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources Technology Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local Call Center operation, Voice Broadcasting. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Alliance Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web Hosting, IT Consulting, Development of AudioTheraphy process. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weidall Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single Identity Management, Email Systems Integration, Software Development. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Pre Incubation Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NanoEssentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production of Nanoparticles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Energy & Fuels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy from Biomass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SmartCatheters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intelligent Catheters </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Creation of a network of mixed use Incubators in Añasco, Hormigueros, Isabela, Moca and San Sebastian . </li></ul><ul><li>Use of existing facilities like unused PRIDCO Buildings or municipal industrial buildings as in Añasco. </li></ul><ul><li>Application of EDA funds and other Federal and State Agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Vitec2 and PRTEC experience to complement Municipal Business Development Programs. </li></ul><ul><li>PRTEC to act as program manager and deploy entrepreneurial and business development activities . </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>The Business Idea Competition was developed to promote the creation of business ideas within the Region in the following categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Informatics </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bio-science </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable energy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agro-industries </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>These categories represent key strategic development sectors for our Region. </li></ul> Web Page:
  12. 14. <ul><li>Ideas submitted: 40 </li></ul><ul><li>Classified by entrepreunerial area: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism – 40% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agro-Industries – 32% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Informatics - 16% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy - 8% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bio-Technology - 4% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Representative Municipalities: 11 (Mayagüez, Sabana Grande y Cabo Rojo) </li></ul><ul><li>44% were students. </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Smartcaths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Catheter product line that will detect obstructions or tissue growth by using sound waves. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Green Energy & Fuels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of renewable energy projects to produce electricity form burning Methane gas, form Biomass generated in Agro-industrial Projects. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Earthnergy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New solar collection technology based on Fresnell Lenses to concentrate energy. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><ul><li>MOU signed in December 2006 between UPRM, PRTEC, SBTDC and Primex to collaborate in the commercialization efforts of researchers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Business Opportunity Profile (BOP) form was created to guide researchers in their efforts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70 researchers participated in different activities. 10 of those are actively participating of the BOP process. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal submitted to Puerto Rico Science and Technology Trust Fund. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>MOU signed between PRTEC and PR Tourism Company to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support the establishment of small business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate a unified training agenda with the Academia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support new hotel development in the Region and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide assistance to municipal governments in their tourism strategic plans. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Medical Devices Industry and FDA Leadership Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Enlace 2009 : First Encounter of Buyers and Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>  Interphex 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>  Fundamentals of Automation & Computer Systems Validation Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>  Medical Devices Cluster Advantage Program </li></ul>
  17. 20. <ul><li>Guanajibo Research & Innovation Park </li></ul><ul><li>(GRIP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EDA funded master plan finished </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BDTC and GIC as new tenants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VITEC2 graduates and other local technology companies also established as tenants in new buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Las Americas Technology Park (LATP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First and second construction phases completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready to be marketed </li></ul></ul>
  18. 21. <ul><li>PRTEC community education initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and entrepreneurship workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Period: February until May 2009, every Saturday for four months </li></ul><ul><li>Impact: 37 youngters, 6 Municipalities (San Sebastian, Quebradillas, San German, Cabo Rojo, Hormigueros y Mayaguez) </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor: Puerto Rico Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Contributors: UPR Aguadilla, UIA Aguadilla, UNE Cabo Rojo, Internet Society of Puerto Rico </li></ul>
  19. 22. Techno-Youth III
  20. 23. <ul><li>Twenty youngsters from the Municipality of Hormigueros. </li></ul><ul><li>100 contact hours - Same technology and entrepreneurship concepts, and occupational workshops. </li></ul><ul><li>Visits private technology enterprises at VITEC2 and the Guanajibo Research & Innovation Park (GRIP). </li></ul><ul><li>Contributors: Universidad del Este in Cabo Rojo, and the Hormigueros Juanita Arenas Amphitheater, Internet Society of Puerto Rico </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by the Southwestern Consortium with ARRA funds </li></ul>
  21. 25. <ul><li>Twenty-five youngsters from Mayaguez </li></ul><ul><li>Period: July – August 29, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Eighty (80) contact hours </li></ul><ul><li>Contributors: Universidad Pontificia Catolica de Mayaguez </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor: Mayaguez – Las Marias Consortium. </li></ul><ul><li>Place of workshops: PUCPR – Mayaguez, and VITEC2 facilities. . </li></ul>
  22. 27. <ul><li>Office of Special Communities (OCE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>250 leaders participated in workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Puerto Rico Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New strategic alliance to be established with PRCF and EDU-Deportes to service Western Region </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Prensa Comunitaria” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located their offices at VITEC2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Programa de Apoyo y Enlace Comunitario” (PAEC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported the entity in strategic planning and revenue generation activities. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 28. <ul><li>Conducted various meetings with Mayors and Municipal Government representatives and UPRM experts for the Department of Energy Block Grants. </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as fiscal agent for ACEER (Alianza Comunitaria de Educacion en Energia Renovable). </li></ul><ul><li>Various VITEC2 Tenants related to the Renewable Energy: RSE, CTT, GREEN FUELS & ENERGY. </li></ul><ul><li>Submitted endorsement letters to various UPRM Renewable Energy Research Proposals. </li></ul>
  24. 29. <ul><li>Coordinated meeting with VITEC2 Tenants and other web designers in order to select the webmaster of Mayaguez 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>IT Consultant of the Organizing Committee is a VITEC2 Tenant. </li></ul><ul><li>PRTEC is collaborating with the Organizing Committee and Tourism Company to identify new rooms available from private owners in the Region. </li></ul>
  25. 30. <ul><li>Technology Startups established: 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Incubation program graduated: 5 </li></ul><ul><li>New aerospace companies established: 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>InfoTech/Honeywell/Lockheed Martin/FTT/ESSIG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2,000 jobs created or committed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New jobs in MD companies for the region: 2,000 </li></ul><ul><li>20 Forums with 1,800 participants </li></ul><ul><li>180 students and 250 community leaders were trained </li></ul><ul><li>$30 millions in tax collections estimated from net increase in payroll </li></ul>
  26. 31. p uerto r ico t echno e conomic c orridor 2009 and beyond…