News & Press Releases

The USVI Research and Technology Park Receives EDO of the Year Award from the International Economic Development Council

Published Monday, October 19, 2020

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.


PRESS RELEASE: RTPark Approves 10 Companies to date for FY2020 Despite COVID Challenges

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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.



PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park Unveils Mandated Development Project

Published Thursday, August 6, 2020

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.


IN THE NEWS: V.I. Women of Color Share Their Experiences in Expanding Tech Industry

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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.


PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park Announces Second Cohort of Accelerate VI

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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.


Applications Now Open for Spring 2020 Cohort of Accelerate VI

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020

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.


PRESS RELEASE: UVI Music Program Receives Generous Donation

Published Thursday, November 14, 2019

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. 


PRESS RELEASE: Xinuos Announces Relocation of its Operations to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Published Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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”)


Client Testimonials

In January 2012 my business was underway as a Tech Park entity. It has been a wonderful seven years. The Tech Park has always been supportive, easy to do business with, and is making a positive impact on the islands. The Tech Park organization is professional and efficient. They have created a friendly business environment that has been a pleasure to work within and a great experience overall. I would encourage any eligible entity to consider joining us in the Tech Park.

Louise Stapleton, LNL Publishing

There are many unique treasures to living here. I’ve discovered a passion for mountain biking. My children have learned to sail. With a small community, you get to know people quickly. We found they went out of their way to make us feel welcome. When considering the move, a top concern was the children’s education. We found a quality school our kids love, with a dedicated faculty. In fairness there is an adjustment period. You learn to navigate island life, master shipping logistics, get to know a new culture, and take in some of the most beautiful ocean views in the world.

David Thompson, Exigo

Our firm, The RainTree Group, came into the UVI RT Park program in 2018.  We didn't have much experience in the USVI and followed the advice of the wonderful RT Park staff and other RT Park tenants.  The application process was transparent and straightforward.   The simple concept of the Park is mutual benefit - your company gets some tax incentives that allows you to grow your business more quickly and the USVI and UVI gets additional tax base, employment opportunities, and scholarships for deserving students.  The business environment and life in the USVI is slower paces and less stressful as the mainland, and without question the biggest business hurdle is communications, so find an office location where you have investigated the broadband options. Come and join us, you won't regret it!

James Salter, VosCom dba The RainTree Group

We have been part of the RT-Park program for almost three years now.  The application process was straight forward and we had plenty of dialogue and feedback prior to our approval.  My only regret is we didn’t do this sooner.  It is satisfying  knowing that we are partners with UVI and enabling the education of the next generation .  We also love living in the USVI.  People are warm and welcoming and the pace of life is amazing healthy.  Most days it feels like a working vacation.

Andy Hemmert, President , HRMT, LLC