Welcome to
Shoots by Syngenta™

Help us accelerate innovation through collaboration

Shoots by Syngenta is a global platform designed to help tackle agriculture's most complex challenges, increase innovation and advance sustainable agriculture which is good for nature, farmers and society.

Through science-based innovation challenges, the platform will connect scientific discovery and creativity bringing together academics, research institutes, startups, and cross-industry sectors to collaborate with our global network of 6,000+ scientists. In addition, our startup accelerator provides a supportive ecosystem for early-stage companies developing new technologies.

Shoots by Syngenta is built upon the values of openness and transparency and a belief that scientific investigation and collaboration go hand in hand.

3 scientists studying a sample alongside a field of crops

Portrait Kendra Gittus

“We've launched Shoots by Syngenta™ with the vision of bringing together a diversity of academia, start ups and organizations to navigate our shared journey: to solve the complex challenges needed to feed the world while protecting the planet.”

Kendra Gittus, Global Open Innovation Lead

Live challenges

View all our live challenges which have specific goals and criteria, where we are seeking brilliant minds to help us solve.

Research focus areas

Delve into our research focus areas, where we are always on the lookout for new technologies and research collaborations.

Driving scientific breakthroughs

Explore our research and enabling technology needs that focus on improving HOW we discover and develop new products.

Accelerating product innovation

Our research activities are focused on bringing new products to farmers and the supply chain. Find out WHAT we are interested in by exploring our focus areas.