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39 North is a vibrant innovation district in St. Louis County, MO that offers the infrastructure, talent, and access to capital to facilitate agri-food tech innovation

Through a robust network of scientists, startups, students, innovators, investors, and industry leaders, collaborations form and ideas are advanced from lab to market.

39 North recognizes that St. Louis has an opportunity to leverage its proximity to farms and food producers, its world-class research institutions, and its vibrant innovation sector to create, attract, and retain the most promising agri-food tech innovators to feed, fuel, and build the future. In 39 North we are working to create a more secure, agile and sustainable world.

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    1000 Plant Science Ph.D.s

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    $11M in infrastructure projects underway

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    700 Bioscience Companies

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    $2B in bioscience venture capital under local management

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    600 Acre Innovation District

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    Within a 500 mile radius of St. Louis, 50% of US agriculture is produced.

Recent News

(INNO) Fire Awards 2024: 39 North moves quickly to advance agtech innovation district

(INNO) Fire Awards 2024: 39 North moves quickly to advance agtech innovation district

July 11, 2024

(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center President and CEO to depart in 2025

(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center President and CEO to depart in 2025

July 1, 2024

(INNO) 39 North Innovation District and multiple agtech startups among finalists for Fire Awards

(INNO) 39 North Innovation District and multiple agtech startups among finalists for Fire Awards

June 28, 2024

St. Louis Leaders Build on Successful Strategies to Bridge Agtech Innovation Between St. Louis and Latin America

St. Louis Leaders Build on Successful Strategies to Bridge Agtech Innovation Between St. Louis and Latin America

June 12, 2024

“The implementation of the St. Louis agtech cluster is distinguished by the fact that the region took a broad approach from the very beginning, with parallel strategies focused on every major area of need: capital, talent, facilities and networks.”

Brookings Report , Rethinking Cluster Initiatives

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