Emerging Technologies in Ag-Bio, Food, Biofuels, and Sustainability to be
Presented at Fifth Annual Ag Innovation Showcase
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 4, 2013
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Established in 2009, the Ag Innovation Showcase is the leading
annual global event for agriculture's industry leaders,
entrepreneurs, and capital providers. Over the course of each year,
Larta Institute, on behalf of the Showcase partners, identifies,
selects and promotes emerging technologies in ag-bio, food and
What: nutrition, biofuels, sustainable materials, clean-tech, information
technology, and animal health.
Held at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, MO,
the largest independent plant science research institute in the
world, the Ag Innovation Showcase is a joint effort of BRDG
("bridge") Park at the Danforth Plant Science Center and the Larta
Institute, as well as a number of sponsors.
When: September 9-11, 2013
The Showcase will feature presentations by high-impact
entrepreneurs from around the globe focusing on: precision
agriculture; the use of biological solutions in agriculture; the
development of plant-based renewables; and innovations in
The opening keynote address will be given by Dr. Robert Fraley,
chief technology officer at Monsanto Company and Dr. James
Budzynski, managing principal at MacroGain Partners will give the
closing address. In addition, the event will feature a group of ag
heavyweights discussing the industry's current hot topics of
precision agriculture, the role of data, IT and analytics, and the
future of biosolutions in agriculture.
Who: Following are highlights from some of the companies and
technologies that are being presented
oENTERRA targets the elimination of food waste in processing it
as both a natural fertilizer and a high-quality feed, using the
services of an intermediary called the Black Soldier Fly.
Referred to as "Renewable Food."
oDACOM is a Dutch company that brings sensor, Internet, and
scientific concepts to the palm of your hand via smartphone, to
help reduce the usage of a limited resource, water.
oCropLogic marries crop science with information technology in
operating a continuous decision support system for crop
growers, enabling forecasting and predictive strategy, via the
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Where: 975 North Warson Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63132
Now in its fifth year, the Showcase has made a mark for itself in
its continued emphasis on the issues that are driving world-wide
approaches to food scarcity, security and availability, and then
"curating" innovations that offer new insights into tackling these
problems. Its panels of current industry executives, keynotes by
acclaimed experts, and presentations by carefully vetted innovators
Why: are widely considered world-class.
Ninety five percent of companies that have presented at the
Showcase have found potential partners and four of every five
presenters have found potential investors. In addition,
post-Showcase, two presenters were acquired by companies in
attendance at the event. As a whole, past presenters have gone on
to raise more than $96 million in investments for their innovative
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