Bayer, Dupont Bet $15 Million That Agtech is Ready to Bloom
“We’ve taken what Silicon Valley has done very well in the accelerator space and adapted it to agriculture.”
Meet the 2016 Presenting Innovators
Ag Innovation Showcase
18 companies representing some of the most promising and novel ag startups and research projects from soil to harvest to consumer have been selected to present at #16AIS on September 12 – 14 at the Danforth Center.
CRISPR: Gene Editing is Just the Beginning
Scientists are hacking the tools so that they can send proteins to precise DNA targets to toggle genes on or off with the long-term goal of understanding cellular systems and disease.
The Next Phase for Agriculture Technology
Agriculture technology is no longer a niche that no one’s heard about. Agriculture has confirmed its place as an industry of interest for the venture capital community after investment in agtech broke records for the past three years in a row, reaching $4.6 billion in 2015.
Why Partnership is Essential When Solving Global Challenges
The Huffington Post
While philosophers can create progress in their fields with nothing more than brain, pencil and paper, an objective understanding of complex natural and social systems necessitates more than can be achieved by any single person. What is needed to advance our knowledge and to refine our policy in this field, is collaboration, and partnership.
Startup Newleaf Symbiotics Hires Monsanto Lead
St. Louis Public Radio
Microbial expert joins agricultural biologicals company.
Innovation Awards: Roy Borochov, president of Forrest Innovations
St. Louis Business Journal
The company is taking on two issues that both could have major implications worldwide: the increasing spread of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as the Zika and West Nile viruses, and of citrus greening, a bacterial disease that is threatening citrus production, particularly in Brazil and the U.S.
Innovation Radiates From BRDG Park on a New Marble Plaque
Congratulations to MOgene LC for winning The Most Innovative Business Award from the City of Creve Coeur Economic Development Committee.
The Yield Lab Launches Irish Agtech Accelerator
The Yield Lab, one of the first accelerator programs to focus on the agriculture technology market, has launched an Ireland-focused program and investment fund.
18th Annual Fall Symposium
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
The Danforth Center will host the symposium September 28 – 30. The theme, “Genetics and Genomics of Crop Improvement,” is particularly timely as we celebrate the expansion of the Danforth Center and the progressive growth and development of crop-focused biotech in the St. Louis region.