The Nation's First Geospatial Innovation Center



GeoTech Incubator

16,000 sq. ft. of innovative and collaborative space on T-REX's 4th floor connects our geospatial industry cluster, buzzing with startups, researchers, government partners, and supportive sector leaders.

Inclusive Active Learning

State-of-the-art classroom and creative space to usher in the next generation of a skilled and specialized local workforce, and inclusive programming such as Geosaurus Unleashed to inspire ideation.

Open Data Resource Lab

Big data is at the core of geospatial tech analysis. The Geospatial Innovation Center at T-REX will feature an ENORMOUS open and collaborative data library with datasets previously unavailable to early-stage startups.




STL's Geospatial Revolution Begins at T-REX.



Let's be clear. The geospatial world is undoubtedly gravitating towards St. Louis, MO. This isn't by chance. Our region is home to world-renowned research universities, Fortune 500 companies, dozens of existing geospatial organizations, and of course, a nearly $2 billion western headquarters in the works for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; the largest federal investment in the history of our region.

This is a transformational opportunity for our city, poised to become the global center of excellence in geospatial technologies. That is why T-REX has built a first-of-its-kind Geospatial Innovation Center on its 4th Floor, clustering this rapidly growing industry where its impact is needed the most; in the heart of Downtown St. Louis.

Less than 2 miles from the Next NGA West Campus and the Near Northside Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area in our backyard, T-REX is uniquely positioned to foster and support the expanding St. Louis geospatial ecosystem.

The Geospatial Innovation Center at T-REX, Powered by Bayer, is 16,000 sq. ft. of innovative and creative workspace dedicated to connecting and growing our geospatial community. Startups, researchers, government partners, and supportive sector leaders can collaborate and share resources amid an atmosphere of active learning classrooms, cutting-edge interactive technology, and world-class offices.

ARCH GRANTS + GEOSPATIAL

Arch Grants provides $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who locate their early-stage businesses in St. Louis. Starting in 2020, Arch Grants is awarding 5 additional $50,000 grants each year specifically to geospatial startups to help build a pipeline of talent and technology for the quickly expanding geospatial cluster in St. Louis.
All recipients will be awarded free coworking membership to the Geospatial Innovation Center at T-REX for the duration of their grant!

Sponsors & Programming Partners



Bayer
Deloitte.
GeodataIT
Guidehouse
OGSystems
UNCOMN


Leadership Team



Patricia Hagen, PhD

President & Executive Director, T-REX

Mark Tatgenhorst

Geospatial Program Director, T-REX


Geospatial Innovation Center Advisory Committee


Justin Bennett
President & CEO
Geodata IT

Robert Gaskill-Clemons, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
City of St. Louis

Mark Donavon
Director, Front-End Innovation
Purina

Eric Druker
Principal, Data Science & Machine Intelligence
Booz Allen Hamilton

Julie Murphy Finn
Director, Economic Development & Gov't Affairs
Kit Bond Strategies

Stephen Gillotte
Chief Executive Officer
Reinventing Geospatial Inc.
Thomas Lash
Manager, Federal Programs
Amazon Web Services

Jennifer Marcus
Vice President, US Gov't Strategic Partnerships
Planet Federal

Brian Monheiser
Co-Founder
GEO261

Ingrid R. Peterson
Director, National Security Segment
Guidehouse

Nick Powers
Vice President of Growth
UNCOMN

Greg Reynolds
Director
Enterprise Holdings
Tom Seiler
Executive VP, Geospatial & Medical Divisions
Seiler Instrument

Timothy Siems
Associate Partner
OGSystems

Andrew Sweet
Vice President, Product Engineering & Innovation
Daugherty Business Solutions

Christopher Tucker, PhD
Chairman
American Geographical Society

Steven Ward, PhD
Sr. Director, Geospatial & Weather Sciences
The Climate Corporation

Craig White
Principal, Government & Public Services
Deloitte.