Puerto Rico’s Strengths
Some of Puerto Rico’s strengths that practitioners on the Island have identified as key components for Puerto Rico’s future viability are:
Puerto Rico as the Education Center of the Caribbean
The University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (UPRM) has been recognized as being among the top engineering schools in the US and its territories.
We advocate for renewed investment in the state university system, particularly the Mayaguez campus, with an eye toward strengthening the education at the University, creating incubators that support the ideas that Puerto Rico needs for its transformation, and attracting to the University top talent in its field.
Puerto Rico can commence its transformation by investing in its students!
Expand UPRM Partnerships
Support local efforts with government, philanthropic, and private funding.
Invest in ideas and solutions that will introduce new technologies on the island so that Puerto Rico and its residents will the recipients of this innovation
Local efforts are underway throughout the island to create business incubators supported by angel funding, crowdsourcing, and venture capital. The island must continue to support strong economic growth, reward innovation, and ensure that the country as a whole benefit from attracting and supporting these creative individuals and companies.
We must be focused on creating an environment where the brightest want is to stay in Puerto Rico.
It all starts with a vision of itself as the future of global innovation.