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Initiative Technological Eastern Center (INTECO for its Spanish language acronym) started operations in September 2003 in order to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the Central-Eastern region, the same, more than an initiative for regionalization based on the development of sciences and research, the development of enterprises and innovation, is an entire new manner to conceive and to make business, where the municipalities, academia and private enterprise joint to commercialize innovating technologies, to strengthen industry itself and to create new enterprises and to stimulate commercial activity.

INTECO is comprised by the following organizations:


1. Autonomous Municipality of Caguas

2. Municipality of Cayey

3. Municipality of Gurabo

4. Autonomous Municipality of Humacao

5. Municipality of Juncos

6. Municipality of Las Piedras

7. Municipality of Naguabo

8. Municipality of San Lorenzo

9. Economic and Commercial Development Departament

10.Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez (SUAGM)

11. Universidad del Turabo (UT)

12. Universidad Metropolitana (UMET)

13. Universidad del  Este (UNE)

14. Centro de Telecomunicaciones y Educación a Distancia (CETED)

15. University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Humacao Campus

16. University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Cayey Campus

17. Red Técnico Universitaria de Caguas – It is comprised by: (Huertas Junior College, Columbia College, EDIC College and Mech-Tech, Inc.)

18. Manufacturing Technology Services, Inc. (MTS)

19. Microsoft Caribbean

20. Virtual Educational Resources Network, Inc. (VERNET)

21. Avant Technologies of Puerto Rico Inc.

22. LEHIGH Press Puerto Rico, Inc.

23. NYPRO Puerto Rico, Inc.

On October 3, 2003 the first meeting of the INTECO Board of Directors was held.  At said meeting the following persons were elected to hold the main positions of the organization:



Engineer Oscar Jiménez was appointed as President and chief executive in charge of the operations. The office of Mr. Jiménez is located at the Engineering Building of the University of Turabo located in Municipality of Gurabo.