News & Press Releases

RTPark Begins Building Foundation for Partnerships in East Asia Following Trade Mission Trip to the Region

Published Thursday, April 25, 2019

The RTPark’s business attraction team traveled to Taiwan and mainland China’s Guangdong Province for the trip, which took place from March 19th to April 2nd, to have introductory meetings with various early-stage technology companies, science parks, and government agencies.  Their itinerary also included attending the 2019 Smart City Summit and Expo in Taipei, Taiwan with members of the Territory’s private sector, led by the St. Croix Economic Development Initiative.  Between scheduled meetings and ad-hoc introductions, the RTPark team interfaced with over two dozen companies and organizations over the course of the two-week trip.

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RTPark Briefing

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2019

RTPark Briefing: Meeting with Governor Albert Bryan AGENDA

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UVI RTPark Welcomes Four New Companies into Its Program and to the USVI Tech Community

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology (RTPark) Board of Directors announced the approval of four new companies which have entered the organization’s program after review at recent executive committees in December and most recently on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

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Chapman Named as Executive Director

Published Friday, August 31, 2018

The Research Technology Park Board is excited to announce Peter H. Chapman as the new Executive Director of the Research and Technology Park (RTPark) of the University of the Virgin Islands. The announcement follows an intensive international executive search by The PACE Group.

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UVI RTPark Delivers Value and Positive Contribution to US Virgin Islands

Published Monday, October 16, 2017

With positive momentum, RTPark celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month with growth in clients that aid diversification and resilience in the USVI.

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Client Testimonials

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

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

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

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