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.
is comprised by the following organizations:
Municipality of Caguas
Municipality of Humacao
of Las Piedras
of San Lorenzo
and Commercial Development Departament
Universitario Ana G. Méndez (SUAGM)
del Turabo (UT)
del Este (UNE)
de Telecomunicaciones y Educación a Distancia (CETED)
of Puerto Rico (UPR) Humacao Campus
of Puerto Rico (UPR) Cayey Campus
Técnico Universitaria de Caguas – It is comprised by: (Huertas
Junior College, Columbia College, EDIC College and Mech-Tech,
Technology Services, Inc. (MTS)
Educational Resources Network, Inc. (VERNET)
Technologies of Puerto Rico Inc.
Press Puerto Rico, Inc.
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.