JUNE 17, 2014

BRDG Park Welcomes Leading International Ag Company  

Governor Jay Nixon and County Executive Charlie Dooley joined representatives of Wexford Science + Technology, BRDG Park, Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Louis Economic Partnership, Missouri Partnership, World Trade Center and a crowd of more than 150 St. Louis civic and community leaders to welcome KWS to St. Louis. The leading agriculture company with products in 70 countries, announced it has selected BRDG Park to open its Gateway Research Center.   


Learn more about BRDG Park's newest global tenant and the region's newest corporate citizen. 



St. Louis Region's Plant Science

Ecosystem Is Flourishing

St. Louis went head-to-head with bioscience strongholds like Boston, San Francisco, the Research Triangle in North Carolina and others to win this site selection competition. Discover how the region has firmly established its position as an international plant science and medical research hub.

To read more click here.  



Tune in on June 19, noon - 1PM 
to St. Louis Public Radio 90.7


Jim Carrington and Sam Fiorello, will discuss the Danforth Center's expansion plans, research and how St. Louis is thriving with best in class research, resources and business networks.  


Agtech Advances Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

According to a new white paper released by the Kauffman Foundation and Danforth Center, sustainable agriculture technology is critical to increase agriculture productivity in environmental constraints and challenges.   
"AgTech: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth" explores the pressures facing the global agriculture system and identifies the enormous opportunity for innovation and investment in this growing economic sector.   
The paper highlights the need for increased investment in new AgTech ventures - and, using it as an example, identifies the U.S. heartland as an ideal hub for this entrepreneurial activity. 

To read more click here.

Save the Date! 


Registration is now open! The 2014 Ag Innovation Showcase will be held 

September 8-10 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Register by June 30th to receive a 20% discount.

The Ag Innovation Showcase is a joint effort of BRDG Park, Larta Institute
and the Danforth Plant Science Center.

Learn more about the event.