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 5,000+ 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

Kendra Gittus

Global Open Innovation Lead

“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.”

Our areas of focus

Driving scientific breakthroughs

Insight and capability that accelerates scientific discovery to overcome the world’s most complex challenges

Accelerating product innovation

Technologies and innovation that address the most pressing issues facing agriculture and society


Watch this space, coming soon…

Open source

Explore and contribute to our Open Source projects, building tools to help farmers sustainably feed the world

Startup accelerator

Providing a supportive ecosystem for early-stage companies developing new agricultural technologies