Services offered by Finca Explora:
- Rental of agricultural land for planting innovative products
- Support with machinery and project personnel in land preparation
- Access to underground irrigation system that feeds from several water sources
- Business workshops on the agricultural issue
- Office spaces, conference room, research laboratories, warehouse space and packaging
- Use of the mechanics workshop for project participants
- Rental of machinery and personnel to small farmers in the area
- Co-working type space for pre-incubation projects and other agro-entrepreneurs that already have their own land
- Access to sources of financing, incentives and technical support from the strategic partners of Finca Explora
PRTEC was incorporated as a non-profit entity in 2001. It is composed of representatives of industry, municipalities, academia and the Department of Economic Development and Trade. PRTEC promotes the economic development of Puerto Rico and in particular of the western region with emphasis on the commercialization of innovative technologies.
The PRTEC vision of the region is an ideal and particularly attractive environment that promotes innovation, development and commercialization in the global economy. Its mission is to allow the economic development of Puerto Rico, with emphasis on the commercialization of new and innovative technologies.
The objectives of PRTEC are:
- Help Puerto Rico to be recognized as a center of high technology excellence in the world
- Improve the quality of life of the residents of Puerto Rico, making a better place to live and work
- Help create and maintain existing jobs
- Attract new companies
- Support a tradition of development and research
- Support the development of a business culture
Future plans for Finca Explora include working on energy and environmental self-sufficiency projects through the installation of solar panels, the rehabilitation of an existing water well on the property and the installation of a water cistern.