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.

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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BRDG Park

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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AgTech NEXT

AgTech NEXT is a food and agtech innovation summit powered by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. The annual event brings together a global group of innovators, investors and industry thought leaders to share insights, to inspire others and to be inspired. We cultivate conversations with the brightest minds in the field who are developing, financing and deploying leading-edge technologies. 

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