Center for Emerging Technologies

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About CET

Founded in 1998, the Center for Emerging Technologies (CET) is the largest and oldest Innovation Center in Missouri. CET is nationally recognized for providing the infrastructure and resources needed for early-stage, high-growth companies in the fields of information technology, bioscience and consumer/manufactures products to innovate and thrive. An affiliate of the Cortex Innovation Community since 2012, CET fills an important program role in the Cortex district and broader St. Louis region.

CET was the launch pad for companies like Exegy, Stereotaxis and Yurbuds and is the home of growing ventures including Aisle 411, C2N, Orion Genomics, BacterioScan and EndoStim. (hyperlink to full list of District tenants). The success of these and many other companies in the District is the result of the development and delivery of entrepreneurial support services, which is the key objective of all state-designated Innovation Centers.

We are proud to be part of a statewide network of Innovation Centers whose programs and services:

  • Stimulate high-growth entrepreneurship
  • Identify ventures and market opportunities
  • Support business planning, implementation and growth
  • Provide access to startup funding and growth capital
  • Incubate ventures through mentoring and facility resources
  • Support the planning, financing and execution of research and development

CET facilities include a 92,000 sq ft incubator/accelerator facility offering wet and dry labs, production and office space, and shared equipment, conference rooms and amenities. A $5M renovation was completed in June 2015 which includes District’s first co-working space.

CET resident companies also benefit from Cortex’s affiliations with Washington University and St. Louis University. This includes an agreement that streamlines their access to selected core facilities. These core facilities provide start-up and growing companies at CET with access to equipment and expertise that are critically important to scaling high-growth IT and bioscience ventures. Included are cores for mass spectrometry, NMR, flow cytometry, comparative medicine, genomics, protein purification, high throughput screening, microscopy, cell/hybridoma development, GMP production and proteomic.

For more information on the CIC@CET co-working space or other office and lab space available at CIC@CET click here.

CET Companies

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CET Programs

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CET Facilities

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