Syngenta launches R&D portal to maximize innovation potential
27 October 2011
Syngenta has launched a new online portal to stimulate and accelerate collaborations with external parties for the development of new, integrated solutions in agriculture. The website, SyngentaThoughtseeders.com, has been created to bring together fresh ideas and concepts and novel technologies from around the world. The platform will support Syngenta’s commitment to develop new and sustainable solutions for growers across all geographies facing crop productivity and environmental challenges.
"Open innovation has always been an important part of our R&D strategy. We believe the future relies on maximizing the use of new technologies and combining technologies to discover and develop innovative value added products for agriculture", said Sandro Aruffo, Syngenta Head of Research and Development. "External collaboration is one of the key ways we will deliver crop-focused solutions to our customers."
Syngenta is particularly interested in discovering crop solutions for growers which comprise genetics, chemistry or novel technologies that could help in the areas of: weed control, disease control, insect control, nematode control, environmental stress tolerance, breakthrough yield and crop output quality. Portal visitors may submit ideas for novel technologies as well as offer solutions and lend their expertise to the global food security challenge.
The online portal will serve as a central destination for individuals, private organizations and research and academic institutions with cutting-edge technologies, ideas and knowledge to seek out collaboration with Syngenta. With over 400 active research collaborations the company has a proven history of successful partnerships.
For more information, or to initiate a collaboration with Syngenta, log on to SyngentaThoughtseeders.com