Tag: Cortex Innovation Community

Founded in 2002 through a collaboration of Washington University in St. Louis, BJC Healthcare, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis University, and the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Cortex Innovation Community is a nationally and internationally recognized hub of innovation and technology commercialization. It serves as an anchor in St. Louis’ growing ecosystem of innovative startups and established companies.

Cited by the Brookings Institution as a Best Practice among global urban innovation districts, Cortex is home to 380 technology-related businesses and organizations, and it provides a deep pool of entrepreneurial support programs available to the entire St. Louis community. It is committed to growing urban technology jobs, generating new taxes for the City of St. Louis, and creating an inclusive innovation community.

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Cortex Expands with Re-invention of Historic 4340 Duncan Building

The $44 million, 15-month renovation of 4340 Duncan in the Cortex Innovation District is nearly complete, and demonstrates the connection, collaboration and community partnership taking place around innovation and entrepreneurship in...

Innovation Hall to Open Doors to the Public at Kinesis Afterparty

Celebrate this Friday, November 9th with cocktails, art, music and more.

Cortex Rolls Out a Full Summer Calendar of Outdoor Events

Cortex has announced a slew of outdoor events happening this summer in Cortex Commons. From food truck lunches to pop-up markets and live concerts, the outdoor space will play host to several events a week.
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CIC Launches Third Innovation Hub in the Cortex Innovation Community

The Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) announced it will open a new 41,000-square-foot space in the Cortex Innovation Community.
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11 SLU Alumni Who Are Impacting St. Louis’ Tech Scene

The entrepreneurial rise in St. Louis couldn't happen without the foundation and support set by successful mentors and entrepreneurs who came before. Here are

Microsoft Announces Move to Cortex Innovation Community

Microsoft to open new regional headquarters and technology hub in St. Louis, in state-of-the-art facility being developed by Wexford Science + Technology.
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Cortex Looks Ahead: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 4, 2017 and Beyond

An update on Cortex's latest phase of development–and what's to come after that.
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Cortex Shifts Focus: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 3, 2010-2016

The moment in the story where everything changes: Cortex becomes a mixed-use district for innovators of all stripes.
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The Creation of Cortex: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 2, 2002-2009

Chapter two in a series on Cortex's development from a fledgling nonprofit to nationally known innovation district.
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Conceiving Cortex: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 1, 2000-2002

When it comes to Cortex's origins, it's like those of most startups: It all started with someone noticing a need, and jumping to fill it.
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Cortex’s Evolution from a Life Science District to a Magnet for St. Louis Innovators:...

The Cortex Innovation Community is a center of gravity for St. Louis' startup ecosystem. EQ explores its past, present and future with an eye to impact.

What It Means To Build An Innovation District

With more attention being drawn to the innovation district concept—where our own Cortex is leading the way, as shown in Brookings' June 2015 update on their annual innovation report—we sat down with Cortex President and CEO Dennis Lower to learn more about what it means to bring this kind of asset to our community.

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