The Innovation Challenge

WINNER ANNOUNCED! Scroll down to discover who was selected to pitch their solution to Syngenta during the live-streamed virtual World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit on September 28-29, 2021, and who was crowned the winner. This could be just the entry-point they need to break through with their solution, gain widespread industry recognition, and secure mentorship from one of the biggest names in the business.

Biological Inputs and Seed Technologies for Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture

Supporting its commitment to sustainable and regenerative agriculture, Syngenta 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 farm lands for people and the planet

Innovation Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Locus Ag on winning the Innovation Challenge set by Syngenta.

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Winner Benefits

The Innovation Challenge Winner will receive:

  • Coaching sessions with relevant senior leaders at Syngenta (6x 1hr sessions over 6 months)
  • Innovation and technology guidance and support based on the innovator’s needs
  • Visibility and showcase through media and communications plan


Tuesday July 27 (4-5pm UK / 5-6pm CET/ 11-12 ET / 8-9am PT / 8-9pm SGT)

Whether you’re a start-up preparing your entry, a technology integrator, an end user or investor – join this webinar for insights about the challenge focus and Syngenta’s innovation strategies, including its work with start-ups.

It’s free to attend, open to all, and interactive – so get ready with your questions for Jacqui and Stuart!


Jacqui Campbell, Global Head Technology & Operations Biologicals, SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION
Stuart Harrison, Head – Seeds R&D Partnerships & Open Innovation, SYNGENTA SEEDS