The i6 Project is a new, regional approach to identifying very early discoveries that with the right assistance, especially from industry experts, can be advanced toward commercial viability. The objective of the i6 Award is to create a more robust pipeline of new bioscience ventures in St. Louis that can potentially grow into significant employers in the future. i6 Project implementation is led by BioGenerator.
The i6 Project will accomplish this objective by demonstrating and validating the commercial viability of early discoveries from the region's research institutions as well as other sources of technology. The project will employ rigorous commercialization methods, executed and overseen by industry experts, to identify innovations with the most promising commercial potential. The two-year project will include two rounds of a three-phase competitive cycle to validate innovations and to narrow the field of commercial candidates to those with the greatest chance of seeding successful new ventures and growing employment in the St. Louis region.