ST. LOUIS, MO, January 13, 2022 – The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in the present day introduced that Elliott Kellner, PhD, has joined the Middle as Senior Program Supervisor. As a part of the Innovation Group, Kellner manages the Danforth Middle’s Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) and Middle for AgTech and Location Science Applied sciences (CATALST) packages that assist early-stage agtech firms on their path to market and additional develop the regional innovation ecosystem.
Kellner is a scientific skilled with expertise creating and managing partnerships, main multi-institutional efforts, and selling collaborative packages. After finishing his doctoral program on the College of Missouri in 2015, Kellner served as a analysis scientist and college member at West Virginia College. As Chesapeake Bay Science Advisor, he spent three years supporting the efforts of USDA Pure Assets Conservation Service to mitigate the impacts of agriculture on water assets.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Elliott to the Danforth Middle. Below his management, we’ll develop the impression of the IN2 and CATALST packages which is able to concurrently carry new improvements to farmers and new firms to our area,” stated Stephanie Regagnon, government director of Innovation Partnerships.
The Wells Fargo IN2 program is a partnership between the Danforth Middle, Wells Fargo Basis and Nationwide Renewable Power Laboratory that represents a unification of philanthropy and impression investing with innovation and financial growth. The mission of IN2 is to hurry the trail to marketplace for early-stage, clean-technology entrepreneurs. By this partnership, the Danforth Middle pairs startups with its scientists and entry to core amenities to conduct analysis to validate early-stage applied sciences, positioning them to draw funding, and expertise essential to develop their firms to business scale. Since 2018, the IN2 has supported 16 agtech firms totaling $4M.
The CATALST is a collaborative undertaking between the Danforth Middle, BioSTL and T-REX that goals to capitalize on the demand for brand spanking new precision ag applied sciences by tapping into the St. Louis area’s experience in agtech and placement science to gasoline innovation and entrepreneurship and to advance concepts to commercialization. The Danforth Middle helps proof-of-concept subject analysis partnerships between Middle scientists and early-stage firms to validate and de-risk their agriculture expertise purposes, equivalent to distant imaging and sensing, sensible gadgets and predictive information analytics, powered by synthetic intelligence and machine studying.
Concerning the Donald Danforth Plant Science Middle
Based in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Middle is a not-for-profit analysis institute with a mission to enhance the human situation by means of plant science. Analysis, schooling, and outreach intention to have impression on the nexus of meals safety and the atmosphere and place the St. Louis area as a world heart for plant science. The Middle’s work is funded by means of aggressive grants from many sources, together with the Nationwide Science Basis, Nationwide Institutes of Well being, U.S. Division of Power, U.S. Company for Worldwide Improvement, U.S. Division of Agriculture and the Invoice & Melinda Gates Basis. Observe us on Twitter at @DanforthCenter.
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