ENTRIES NOW OPEN: AgTech Start-Ups Invited to Submit Solutions in Biological Inputs and Seed Technologies for Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture.
The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit has partnered with Syngenta to host a start-up Innovation Challenge, to spotlight new talent across the industry, uncover exciting solutions and create opportunities for collaboration and growth with early to mid-stage start-ups.
Start-ups apply until August 13: www.worldagritechinnovation.com/syngenta-innovation-challenge
Commenting on the challenge, Jacqui Campbell, Syngenta Group’s Global Head of Technology & Operations Biologicals said: “Collaboration with start-ups is important in helping us deliver an innovative pipeline for growers.”
Abigail Ryder, Programme Director at Rethink Events said: “It’s our pleasure to be working with Syngenta, a world-class agriculture company, to seek out exciting talent from around the globe. It’s our mission to stimulate new solutions and partnerships that tackle the core issues facing agri-food production, and provide a powerful platform for start-ups to be seen by our audience of global corporates and investors, to bring their important solutions to market faster.”
THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE: Biological Inputs and Seed Technologies for Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture
Supporting a commitment to sustainable and regenerative agriculture, the challenge is seeking start-ups with new biological input technologies and seeds technologies that achieve one or more of the following:
- Deliver plant and soil health benefits
- Control pests, diseases or weeds
- Improve nitrogen and water use efficiencies
- Increase soil carbon
- Restore and enhance biodiversity
- Overall, improve the productivity of farmlands for people and the planet.
CHALLENGE FINAL: After an in-depth shortlisting process, selected finalists will present their solutions live on screen to a global audience, and the winner revealed during the live-streamed World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit on September 28-29, 2021.
The winning start-up will enjoy benefits including coaching sessions with senior Syngenta leaders, innovation and technology guidance and support, and visibility through media and communications. All finalists will be invited as guests to the two-day World Agri-Tech summit in September.