PUERTO RICO INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICE

The Goverment of Puerto Rico established that the foundation for it's socioeconomic development model is based on science, technology and innovation. This led to creation of Puerto Rico Innovation and Technology Service (PRITS).



MISSION

To set in motion and enable the transformation of Puerto Rico that will result in new knowledge and real impact through innovation, technology and a collaborative hands-on approach to our challenges.

VISION

To be a smart island where citizens experience and engage with a world-class innovation ecosystem that optimizes the development of human capital and results in economic growth.

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Digital Transformation

Envisioning a digital native government that increases competitivity and productivity by offering efficient and consistent services centered on the citizen and entrepreneur experience through all contact points, made possible through innovative design, technologies and best practices.

Innovation Ecosystem

Attracting local and global collaboration partners and advisors to strengthen our ecosystem and produce tangible results. These results are focused on the optimal development of our human capital and in the sustainable growth of our economy. We must shift Puerto Rico from being a consumer of innovation to being a producer of innovation for the world.

Data Revolution

Aiming to build a performance and accountability framework that provides real-time and historic data not only for transparency purposes, but that recognizes data as a strategic resource that can trigger innovation and that can transform government decision making and public policy.

Read more about PRITS by referring to the Executive Order:

OE-2019-012

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ACHIEVEMENTS

StatusPR

This site is close to our hearts. It started with an idea to address the need for information to our citizens right after hurricane María. A small group of techies with great commitment started the challenging task of gathering data from different local and federal agencies and from the private and non-profit sectors. Status.pr became the key source of information during the immediate recovery process.

The Intelligence Matrix (TIM) is the heart of the Data Revolution initiative led by PRITS. TIM is a game changer in the way we use and think about data in the Government. TIM is not only about visibility and transparency, but also about accountability, proactive decision making, and continuous improvement.

CESCO Digital logo

The 1st phase of the CESCO Digital project is a teaser of the huge impact we can have on citizens when we transform traditional government services into modern digital experiences. We are working on new features that will continue to impact the way we all interact with government. CESCO Digital is part of the Digital Transformation initiative led by PRITS.

Innovation Internship logo

PRITS believes in collaboration as a key element for innovation and we also believe in the value that college students can bring to the innovation process. We created an internship dedicated exclusively to government innovation projects. During its 1st year, we have been lucky to have more than 15 Puerto Rican students from UPR, MIT and Boston University.

Civic Innovation Program logo

The Civic Innovation Program of the Government of Puerto Rico makes possible the collaboration between the public and private sector. Professionals from various fields of expertise can join the Puerto Rico Innovation and Technology Service (PRITS) and other government offices to be part of this transformation journey. Join Us!

To innovate we look for the best talent to join the Government of Puerto Rico. Through our digital Talent Bank, for the first time anybody can easily apply to join us in our transformation journey in PRITS and in other government offices. Join the Government!

TEAM

Glorimar Ripoll Balet

Chief Innovation & Information Officer
Executive Director

Ramón Ríos Ramos

Chief Technology Officer
Deputy Director

Diana Polanco

Solution Lead

Diana Pelegrina

Chief of Staff

Rosalba Matos Cruz

Executive Coordinator

INTERNS

Diana Polanco

UPR-Bayamón

Alonso Hernández

UPR-Bayamón

Cristian Rivera

UPR-Bayamón

Luis Pacheco

UPR-Bayamón

Cristian Torres

UPR-Bayamón

Juan Requena

UPR-Bayamón

Alvaro Rivera

MIT

Enrique Pérez

MIT

José Soto

MIT

Pablo Muñiz

MIT

Dennis Arroyo

UPR-Bayamón

Ibzán Ortiz

UPR-Bayamón

Roberto Rivera

UPR-Mayagüez

Alejandro Proskauer

UPR-Mayagüez

Ricardo Rodríguez

MIT

Norman Toro

Boston University

Dervin Castro

UPR-Bayamón

José Andino

UPR-Bayamón