I am also experiencing this same exact issue, I'm not new to trainers and I concur that there is obviously a problem. The crash is immediate and consistent every time. Fully updated Win 8 64bit fresh Stardrive install 1.07B, trainer 1.07B nearly fresh windows install on a very well built rig. I'm sure it will get resolved though, these guys don't mess around.
(EDIT) *To be more specific, each option produces a notice from the trainer stating cannot find game. After roughly 10-15sec with each option it states trainer activated with no results. After this as soon as the research menu is opened the game immediately crashes. The crash is due to the way the trainer accesses the memory for the research menu and option one fails to make changes. Hope this helps.*