The Nation’s First Geospatial Innovation Center
16,000 sq. ft. of innovative and collaborative space on T-REX’s 4th floor connects our geospatial industry cluster, buzzing with location tech 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 the GeoInnovation National Speaker Series to inspire ideation.
Extended Reality + Simulation Lab
Workforce and education systems of the future will be increasingly location-agnostic. Our new XR technology lab, made possible by EDA grant funding, will address the pressing challenges of working, learning, and meeting remotely.
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 a resurging 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 and remote technology, and spacious world-class office space.
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 are awarded free coworking membership to the Geospatial Innovation Center at T-REX for the duration of their grant!
MEET THE 2020 GEOSPATIAL ARCH GRANTS COHORT:
NGA’s MOONSHOT LABS @ T-REX
In addition to T-REX’s new 4th Floor Geospatial Innovation Center, The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has opened a new geospatial technology lab of its own, located off-campus within T-REX. Moonshot Labs, in collaboration with T-REX, is advancing efforts between NGA, industry and academia in the region. Moonshot Labs is NGA’s first ever unclassified innovation space where NGA professionals can work directly with colleagues in the community to solve our Nation’s hard problems. Moonshot Labs officially launched July 23rd, 2021.
Patricia Hagen, PhD
President & Executive Director, T-REX
Geospatial Program Director, T-REX
Geospatial Innovation Center Advisory Committee
President & CEO
Robert Gaskill-Clemons, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
City of St. Louis
Director, Front-End Innovation
Principal, Data Science & Machine Intelligence
Booz Allen Hamilton
Julie Murphy Finn
Director, Economic Development & Gov’t Affairs
Kit Bond Strategies
Chief Executive Officer
Reinventing Geospatial Inc.
Manager, Federal Programs
Amazon Web Services
Vice President, US Gov’t Strategic Partnerships
Ingrid R. Peterson
Director, National Security Segment
Vice President of Growth
Executive VP, Geospatial & Medical Divisions
Vice President, Product Engineering & Innovation
Daugherty Business Solutions
Christopher Tucker, PhD
American Geographical Society
Steven Ward, PhD
Sr. Director, Geospatial & Weather Sciences
The Climate Corporation
Principal, Government & Public Services