News & Press Releases
The USVI Research and Technology Park Receives EDO of the Year Award from the International Economic Development Council
The U.S. Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park Corporation (RTPark) – an independent affiliate of the University of the Virgin Islands—this week received the International Economic Development Council’s Economic Development Organization (EDO) of the Year award. The honor was presented at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference, which gathers over 1,400 economic development professionals from around the country.More
The RTPark announced the steady attraction and activation of new technology companies in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic with a total of 10 new firms reviewed and approved by its Board of Directors over the course of Fiscal Year 2020 thus far.
The Research and Technology Park (RTPark) is proud to announce its proposed construction of the Virgin Islands Tech Village in Estate Lower Love, in accordance with the legislative mandate of promoting sustainable economic development. The Virgin Islands Tech Village will consist of 60 units of residential housing, 10,500 square feet of commercial space, a 120 room teaching hotel, a 300-person capacity conference center, and a solar microgrid. It will include significant agricultural investment, with 60 percent of the land dedicated to agricultural use, ranging from farming to innovative programs and agribusiness development.More
According to the Npower and CitiBank report “Breaking Through and Rising Up,” women of color make up less than 10 percent of the computing workforce in the United States.
Women of color represent 33 percent of women in the workforce, which makes them underrepresented in the computing field. Overall, women account for 47 percent of all employed adults in the country, but they hold only 25 percent of computing roles overall, according to the National Center for Women & Technology.More
PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park Announces Second Cohort of Accelerate VI
The Research and Technology Park (RTPark) has selected eight startups to participate in Cohort 2 of its business accelerator and demo day. The program, originally slated to take place at RTPark’s new coworking space in downtown Christiansted has been converted to a virtual curriculum designed to offer mentorship, guidance, advisory support, access to capital and an assortment of startup perks for the budding enterprises.More
The University of the Virgin Island’s (UVI) Research and Technology Park (RTPark) announced today that applications have now opened for the Spring 2020 cohort of Accelerate VI, a startup accelerator creating a tech-based ecosystem in the Virgin Islands for entrepreneurs to thrive and grow. The program seeks to attract companies within the Territory as well as ambitious entrepreneurs around the world.More
The University of the Virgin Islands Music Program received a $30,000 donation from Intellectual Global Concepts USVI LLC during a formal check presentation in the Music Building, on the St. Thomas Campus, on Thursday Nov. 14.More
Xinuos™, is pleased to confirm today its move to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The move, which occurred on May 21, 2019, is part of the company’s ambitious plans to build upon the legacy of its three proprietary operating systems, OpenServer 5, OpenServer 6 and UnixWare 7, to grow through significant investment in new products and services, and to optimize the ways in which it continues to serve and service its current global customer base....As part of its move, Xinuos is excited to announce formally that is has become a tenant of the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park (“RTPark”)More