Nurturing Innovation

We believe in science coupled with real-life impact, where innovation brings discovery to market. Located in 39 North, we are a driver in building a stronger innovation community, helping grow a 21st century economy to meet the challenges ahead.

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2)

The Danforth Center partners with the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) to help early-stage companies develop and validate their innovative technologies, and thereby improve the sustainability of agricultural production.

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Center for AgTech and Applied Location Science and Technology (CATALST)

The Center for AgTech and Applied Location Science and Technology (CATALST), in partnership with BioSTL and T-REX, aims to fuel innovation and entrepreneurship to meet the demand for new precision agriculture technologies.

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Danforth Technology Company

The Danforth Technology Company (DTC) is a Danforth Plant Science Center subsidiary that facilitates early-stage development of startup companies based on Danforth Center technologies.  

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We are committed to enhancing the St. Louis region as a world center for plant science and to creating new jobs in this sector. The most visible result of this commitment is the Bio Research & Development Growth (BRDG) Park located on our campus. BRDG and EDGE@BRDG serve as a vital resource to startups and mid-stage companies, the North American headquarters of international companies, and an on-site workforce training and equipment loan program. Tenants have access to more than $50M in core technologies at the Danforth Center and interactions with some of the world’s top scientists.

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39 North

39 North is a 600 hundred-acre innovation district in St. Louis anchored by the Danforth Center, BRDG Park, and Helix Center. At 39 North, we’re building and championing a place and an idea that, hundreds of years from now, history will celebrate as changing the world and forever improving the human condition--both in St. Louis and around the world.

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