The Aeronautical and Aerospace Institute of Multidisciplinary Technologies (AAIMT) is the Research, Development and Commercialization subdivision of the Aeronautical and Aerospace Institute of Puerto Rico (AAIPR). The AAIMT will have five clusters for research and development that will be developed in phases according to market needs and opportunities, customer requirements from the current and future aerospace industries and businesses established in Puerto Rico. These five research clusters are Materials Science Technologies, Atmospheric Sciences, Navigational and Positional Technologies, Propulsion Technologies and Human Factors Research. These clusters were selected to leverage on current Puerto Rico research capabilities, the actual aeronautical and aerospace industrial ecosystem and to build capability to sustain available technologies and future industry developments such as Unmanned Aerial, Space Vehicles.
The AAIMT will focus in providing research and development services, intellectual property development and a technology transfer and commercialization platform. All these activities are aimed to build Puerto Rico's capabilities in the aeronautical and aerospace sector for; attracting new businesses for the industry cluster, develop new academic offerings at the graduate and undergraduate level and strengthen current cluster members' global competitiveness. The AAIMT provides a unique opportunity to access the US market within its regulatory provisions and intellectual property protections and infrastructure with a relative lower cost investment.