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Larta in the news: Ag Innovation Showcase


The Ag Innovation Showcase, organized jointly by the Larta Institute, the Bio-Research & Development Growth (BRDG) Park and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, has become one of the world’s most important forums on agriculture innovation. In case you missed it the first time around, Farm Industry News has you covered. Their December and January issues highlighted the transcripts of two panels …

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Larta has a seat at the table for LAUNCH’s Green Chemistry Forum


Carlos Gutierrez, Larta’s Chief Strategy Officer, traveled to Melbourne, Florida in late January where he participated as a Council Member in an invitation only event, the LAUNCH Green Chemistry Innovator’s Forum, co-directed by our friends Further by Design and Second Muse. In July of 2014 they set in motion a Green Chemistry Challenge, funded by NASA and Nike, with the mission to identify innovators who “leverage …

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Global Reach: Rohit in Riyadh


Rohit Shukla, Larta Institute’s CEO, traveled to Riyadh last month to speak on a panel at the Global Competitiveness Forum 2015. The panel’s discussion topic was on small meaningful enterprises with a focus on how governments, business, universities can facilitate more start-ups with “legs.” Meaning, start-ups that have easier access to market, have a higher success rate, and contribute meaningfully to job creation and the economy.
Larta’s model for …

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Companies Worth Watching: Sharklet Technologies


Smart Surfaces
It’s confirmed. Sharklet Technologies is a company worth watching. Last quarter Forbes identified four companies focused on revolutionary materials science. Sharklet Technologies, a Larta alumni, is among them. Read the article here.
Sharklet Technologies is a seven year old, Colorado based biotech company that has commercialized a revolutionary new surface technology called Sharklet™. Mimicking the microbe-resistant properties of sharkskin, their product is unlike anything on the …

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