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TechAccel Invests in Unique Sprayable RNAi Pesticide Technology First “Path to Commercialization” Grant Awarded to Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Monday September 11, 2017 READ MORE
Why a St. Louis event could be one of agtech’s biggest disruptors: 4 questions with Bayer's R&D head
Monday marks the start of the ninth annual Ag Innovation Showcase.
Monday September 11, 2017 READ MORE
The Future of Agriculture is Center Stage at Ag Innovation Showcase
Bees, new food sources and machine learning are leading trends
Thursday, August 31, 2017 READ MORE
(St. Louis Business Journal) Greitens touts Israeli relationship as economic generator
St. Louis is already home to a number of Israeli-founded companies that have moved to the area thanks to GlobalSTL, an initiative started and organized by BioSTL several years ago.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 READ MORE
Analysis Linking Field and Controlled Environments Reveals Key Traits Controlling Height
Discovery could help improve yield in food and bioenergy crops
Monday, July 10, 2017 READ MORE
18 Transformative Early-Stage Companies from 4 Countries Selected to Present
Los Angeles, CA – June 28, 2017 – Larta Institute, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and
Bio Research & Development Growth (BRDG) Park today announced the 18 early stage companies that will showcase their innovative work at the 9th annual Ag Innovation Showcase, September 11-13, 2017 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 READ MORE
TechAccel Expands with Office Location at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
AgTech Firm Leases Space for Further Collaboration & Science Advancement Research
Friday, June 16, 2017 READ MORE
For Funding, Scientists Turn to Unorthodox Sources
(Discover Magazine) ....government grants are competitive — there isn’t enough money for all the research projects out there.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 READ MORE
One Day To Sell STL: 12 Israel AgTech Companies Visit St. Louis on Spring Delegation
(EQ) On March 6, 12 AgTech companies from Israel landed in St. Louis for a day-long dive into all things startup.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 READ MORE
How the Midwest of the U.S. Became the Global Agtech Leader
(CEOWorld Magazine) It was the tech story read ‘round the world. Earlier this year, CNN shed light on what Midwesterners in the U.S. have known for years:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 READ MORE
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We invite you to learn more and interact with the presenters, speakers, panelists and event organizers. Use this social media directory of Twitter handles to connect with many of those participating at Ag Innovation Showcase.
Innovators, investors and others in the agtech space are taking over St. Louis, the number one region for plant science, for the 9th Annual Ag Innovation Showcase. The conference will cover a wide range of ag issues, including new sources of food, decontamination and disease detection, healthy soil, plants and animals through biological inputs, recycling and reclaiming, genetics, and machine learning through climate forecast applications. The Showcase connects Ag’s biggest names, brightest innovators and most influential investors to advance the rapidly expanding industry.
We invite you to learn more and interact with the presenters, speakers, panelists and event organizers. Below you will find a social media directory with Twitter handles for many of those participating at Ag Innovation Showcase. Use the hashtag #17AIS for event updates, information and to join the discussion.
Ag Innovation Showcase @AgShowcase Presented By:
BRDG Park @BRDGPark
Larta Institute @LartaInstitute
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center @DanforthCenter
Spotlight Session- Feast of Data: Insights on Food Labeling Strategies
Patrick Moorehead, Label Insight
Company Showcase: Farm & Food: Ingredients and Markets with New Sources
Company Showcase: Farm & Food: Decontamination and Disease Detection
Spotlight Session- FARM: Entrepreneur alumnus
John Sorensen, CEO Vestaron
Company Showcase: FARM AND FOOD: Input markets- beneficials & biologics
3Bar Biologics/ #17AIS
Bee Vectoring/ @BeeVTech
Opening reception: The Missouri History Museum
Adrian Percy, Head of Research and Development, Bayer AG, Crop Science
Disruptive Dialogue: Soil health and input management
Poornima Pamaswaren/ #17AIS
Trace Genomics/ @tracegenomics
Steve Swaffar, Executive Director No-till on the Plains/ @Notillorg
Nicholas Goeser, Director, National Corn Growers Association,
Company Showcase: Feast of Data: Input Market - Genetics
Agribody Technologies/ @wormman53
New West Genetics/ @newwestgenetics
Regulatory Update with Deepti Kulkarni, Sidley Austin LLP
Spotlight Session: FEAST OF DATA: Data and machine learning in the great outdoors
Joseph Byrum Senior R&D and Strategic Marketing Executive in Life Sciences – Global Product Development, Innovation and Delivery, Syngenta,
Spotlight Session: FEAST OF DATA: Data and machine learning inside the bubble (Indoor Ag)
Nicola Kerslake, Founder New Bean Capital/ #17AIS
Company Showcase: Farm and Food: Recovery of Inputs
Compact Membrane Systems/ #17AIS
Special Content Session: Presented by Sidley Austin LLP
Special Content Session: Presented by Argentina Investment & Trade Promotional Agency
Special Content Session: Presented by ARPA-E
Networking Reception & Tours of Danforth Plant Science Center
Special Content Session: Presented by Foundation for Food & Agriculture
Special Content Session: University Showcase Presented by TechAccel
Special Content Session: Presented by Bryan Cave
Spotlight Session: View from the Farm with Jen Wagner-Lahr, AURI
Disruptive Dialogue: Showcase Highlights & Trends to Watch
Han Chen, ZeaKal Inc./ #17AIS
Jacqueline Heard, Anterra Capital/ @AnterraCapital
Ron Meeusen, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, LLC/ @CultivianSBX
Mat Müller, Pioneer Hi-Bred International/ #17AIS
Vonnie Estes, Independent Consultant/ @vonnie_estes
Thank you to this year’s partners and sponsors:
Bayer Crop Science @Bayer4Crops
Canada ATCC Bioenterprise, @OAFT_ATCC
Consulate General of Canada in Chicago @CanCGChicago
Invest Buenos Aires @invest_BA
Business France @businessfrance
Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency @InvestTradeARG
ARPA-E (DOE) @ARPAE
DuPont Pioneer @DuPontPioneer
Foundation for Food and Ag Research – FFAR @FoundationFAR
Lewis & Clark Ventures @LACVentures
Sidley Austin @SidleyLaw & @SidleyNewsroom
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) @AURIcomm
Dow Agro Sciences @DowAgro
Novus International @novusint
Vestaron Corporation @VestaronCorp
Zasso Group #17AIS
Purdue University @LifeAtPurdue
Michigan State University @michiganstateu
University of Missouri @Mizzou
Benson Hill Biosystem @BensonHillBio
Monsanto Company @MonsantoCo
St. Louis Partnership @STLPartnership
Bryan Cave @BryanCaveLLP
Husch Blackwell @HuschBlackwell
Flad Architects #17AIS
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