This article was originally ran in St. Louis Business Inno on October 6, 2021.
Three St. Louis-based innovation hubs are teaming up on a new initiative focused on advancing projects that pair together agriculture and geospatial technologies.
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur said Wednesday it has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to launch the Center for AgTech and Applied Location Science and Technology (CATALST). The Danforth Center will spearhead the initiative in partnership with innovation hub BioSTL and downtown innovation and entrepreneurship center T-REX.
The new center aims to connect St. Louis’ strengths in geospatial technology and agtech to drive innovation and startup creation around precision agriculture technologies, Danforth Center officials said. It aims to achieve that mission by offering proof-of-concept assistance, access to talent and resources, and programming.Read More