CIC Launches Third Innovation Hub in the Cortex Innovation Community

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The Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) yesterday announced an agreement with Wexford Science and Technology to open a new 41,000-square-foot space in St. Louis’ Cortex Innovation Community, a key step towards boosting the startup ecosystem in what’s already been named one of the fastest growing cities for early-stage companies in the country.

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CIC@CET in the Cortex Innovation Community.

Scheduled to open in April 2018, CIC will occupy 34,000 square feet on the second floor and nearly 7,000 square feet on the third floor of the building being planned for 4220 Duncan Ave, as part of Cortex’s 3.0 phase of development.  This complements CIC St. Louis’ existing 32,000-square-foot innovation hub at 4240 Duncan Avenue, as well as its 84,000 sq. ft. space at the Center for Emerging Technology (CET) featuring both private and shared wet laboratory space.   

“CIC is thrilled to be expanding in St. Louis,” said Kim Plank, General Manager of CIC St. Louis. “We’ve found enormous energy in the St. Louis innovation ecosystem, and are proud to be amongst those contributing to making it stronger.” 

This will be CIC’s ninth launched facility, adding to its existing 500,000 square feet of innovative infrastructure operating in five cities around the globe.