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Syngenta launches “Shoots by Syngenta™” worldwide platform for innovative agriculture

The Syngenta Group has announced the launch of “Shoots by SyngentaTM,” a worldwide platform created to support innovation growth and the advancement of more sustainable agriculture while addressing some of agriculture’s most difficult problems. The platform will connect scientific discovery and creativity, bringing together academia, research centers, startups, and cross-industry sectors to work with Syngenta’s global network of 5,000+ scientists. It will begin with science-based innovation challenges.

A startup accelerator will also be a part of “Shoots by SyngentaTM,” creating a favorable environment for developing agricultural solutions. Startup cohorts will enroll in a program that connects them with funding, mentors, and resources to hasten their growth and impact.

With the help of agricultural innovation, 5 billion more people can now be fed on virtually the same amount of land as they were 70 years ago. However by 2050, 2+ billion more people will be eating 50% more food, necessitating a quicker innovation pathway for useful and scalable technology. These solutions for farmers facing escalating dangers from pests, disease, and harsh weather play an increasingly essential role in innovation through collaboration.

Gusui Wu, Global Head of Seeds Research, stated that strong collaboration across industries is necessary to assist growers in providing food for a population that is expanding quickly. “Our scientists tackle innovation daily with a collaborative mindset. It is ingrained in our scientific culture, and we are constantly looking for new partners, partners, and technologies to assist us better serve farmers.

Specific innovation needs from across the Syngenta Crop Protection and Seeds businesses will be highlighted in “Shoots by SyngentaTM.” Every person with a scientific interest is able to submit proposals in response to the challenges or other areas of attention when the science-based innovation challenges are posted on the website. Quick evaluation of proposals leads to the progression of those that fit both parties into a cooperative partnership to further the study or technology that may later be licensed.

According to Camilla Corsi, Global Head of Research for Syngenta Crop Protection, “We are open to sharing and helping others benefit from our world-leading findings and experiences because we feel that science holds the solution to the problems we confront. “Shoots by SyngentaTM provides us with access to genuine, verified data and insight, which can inspire and hasten the development of future science-led discoveries.”

Additionally, the startup accelerator will offer early-stage businesses the chance to test their ideas with relevant business executives and investors as well as the chance to pilot their technology at Syngenta’s Farm of the Future and selected grower farms around the world. It will also provide mentorship and access to industry experts. Participants will get individualized coaching from Syngenta business leaders that is tailored to meet the needs of each team.

Our goal is to establish an ecosystem that fosters cooperation and innovation in the agriculture sector, paving the way for a future that is more efficient and sustainable for farmers, consumers, and the environment “Feroz Sheikh, the Syngenta Group’s chief information and digital officer, stated. “We think that working with growers and industry professionals, innovative and tech-driven start-ups can lead to the most promising solutions for global food security, sustainability, and productivity.

This week’s Global Agri-Tech Innovation Summit and the IUPAC International Congress of Crop Protection Chemistry will provide opportunities for leaders from the Syngenta Group to interact with other innovators and discuss more about “Shoots by SyngentaTM.”

With more than 250 years of history, Syngenta Group is one of the top firms in the world for agricultural innovation. The company works in more than 100 nations to transform agriculture through ground-breaking products and technology that are essential to enabling the food chain to feed the globe in a safe, sustainable, and environmentally friendly manner.

Syngenta Group, registered in Shanghai, China, and with its management headquarters in Switzerland, benefits from the power of its four business groups, Syngenta Crop Protection, Syngenta Seeds, ADAMA®, and Syngenta Group China, which offer the best customer service in the industry.

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