Public Policy

BioSTL leads in creating innovation policy that supports a friendly environment for science, innovation, and entrepreneurship on the local, state and federal levels. BioSTL organizes a unified approach to government relations, legislation, and public policy so that the St. Louis region speaks with a cohesive voice.

Increased Entrepreneurship Support

BioSTL builds and leads coalitions to advocate for local, state and federal policies that strengthen public/private partnerships to best support innovation and entrepreneurship.

BioSTL co-founded the Innovation Advocacy Council to advocate and educate on Capitol Hill. The IAC is the policy arm of SSTI, a national association creating a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Similarly, BioSTL also co-founded NEXT Missouri to engage Missouri lawmakers on matters important to growing the economy through supporting entrepreneurship.

Protecting Research and Innovation Freedom

Promoting and protecting medical research enables scientists to develop the therapies and cures that save lives.

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