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OGC and T-REX partner to bring Geospatial Innovation and Standards to St. Louis

By Eric Van Rees - 19th October 2021 - 08:20

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Technology Entrepreneurship Center (T-REX) in St. Louis, MO, have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance the state of GEOINT tradecraft and technology.

T-REX operates the Geospatial Innovation Center (“Geosaurus”) on the 4th floor of its facility in downtown St. Louis, MO. T-REX’s Geospatial Innovation Center is an inclusive community space for St. Louis' high-tech, high-growth geospatial community. The innovation center has three primary objectives: workforce development; creating connections; and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

This MoU intends to strengthen and broaden the significant positive collaboration that already exists between OGC and T-REX. Under the MoU, OGC will be granted space within Geosaurus that will be used to conduct research and development, OGC Standards Workshops, OGC Innovation Activities, connect with T-REX Geospatial start-ups, and more. OGC’s presence in Geosaurus will encourage the use of OGC Standards, Best Practices, and OGC’s Innovation Program by start-ups located in this important geospatial region.

Joint bi-annual seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops, and collaborative R&D initiatives conducted with T-REX and their incubated companies will help drive the missions of both organizations. Additionally, members of T-REX’s incubation program will be eligible for a 10% discount on the cost of OGC Membership.

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