39 North_Cultivating An Innovation Ecosystem, May 2017

This discussion is about 39 North, the 600-acre innovation district that is home to the Danforth Center, the Bio Research and Development Growth Park (BRDG), and other organizations that are helping to strengthen the St. Louis region’s innovation ecosystem. This new AgTech innovation district is going to build on the area’s leadership position in this field and to attract startups and AgTech companies from around the world.
AgTech is the overarching industry of agriculture technology and its intersection with plant science. This includes the research of plants and animals, development of technical machines and chemicals to improve farming, and improving production of foodstuffs.

This program brings the viewer a series of in-depth discussions from leaders throughout the area on a variety of biotechnical and science subjects.

39 North_Cultivating An Innovation Ecosystem, May 2017

The Future of Food in a Wealthier, Warmer World

Farmers worldwide are entering a period of increasing uncertainty as climate change compromises food production in areas already sensitive to food insecurity.

Big Ideas – Meeting Grand Challenges

Watch as three teams of Danforth Center scientists make a pitch for a grant that would extend their current research in agriculture and the environment.

Decreasing Food Waste - From Farm to Market

A discussion about preventing crop spoilage and reducing food waste, in order to feed a world population projected to grow to 10 billion people by 2050.

39 North_Cultivating An Innovation Ecosystem, May 2017

Join us for a discussion about 39 North, the 600-acre innovation district built to help strengthen St. Louis' innovation ecosystem through Ag Tech Innovation.


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