Claire Kinlaw,Donald Danforth Plant Science Center


Indoor Ag-Conversations Moderator Claire Kinlaw is Director, Innovation Commercialization for The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

Claire combines science research and business knowledge along with experience with startup companies to support commercialization of innovative technologies in agriculture.

She began work at the Danforth Center in February of 2019.  She promotes the commercial impact of the Center’s intellectual property through such activities as patent filing, license agreements, and oversite for an innovation incubation program (IN2, funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation).   IN2 accelerates early stage agriculture technologies into the market through the execution of validating research for companies in collaboration with the Danforth Center.

Her education includes a PhD in biochemistry and an MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship.

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