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Accelerating product innovation

Enhancing quality for consumers and the supply chain

Portrait Erik Legg

“Biology is incredibly complex.  Through collaboration, Syngenta is expanding the sphere of possibilities in Agriculture.  Complementing internal strengths with those of effective collaborators is critical to our shared success.”

Erik Legg, Technical Lead R&D Partnerships

Our research doesn't stop with the farmers.

We also focus on the needs of consumers and the food, feed, fuel and fibre industries. Through our research we aim to extend the shelf life of products, enhance the nutritional quality, improve flavor and texture and increase the production of specific components of the crop such as oil or protein.

Review the links below to find out more about these areas and our current interests to explore opportunities for collaboration.

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We are interested in...

Increasing the quality and quantity of oil produced through our Soybean and Sunflower research programs

Examples include...

  • Sunflower seeks to produce an array of specialty fatty acid profiles to address health, oil stability and sustainability.  ​
  • Soybean seeks improved oils to feed the growing demand for renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel.
Delivering high protein with optimized amino acid profiles to food and feed markets through our soybean program
  • Increase total seed protein while maintaining oil yield​
  • Increase sulphur-containing amino acids​
  • Improved functionality and flavor for food applications



What we can offer you

Collaborator of choice

For hundreds of institutions, our innovative and forward thinking scientists are keen to explore how we can partner for success

Realize real world potential from your research

Through our global reach and market knowledge we can help deliver impact from your research or technology

Funding and backing

We are able to fund selected projects to drive toward commercialization through our global footprint. We'll discuss with you how best we can take forward your technology or research together

New avenues and opportunities

Shared passion to tackle agriculture’s most complex challenges, increase innovation, and advance more sustainable agriculture

Work with us to help feed the world

Our people are specialists: they are innovators, scientists, engineers, technologists, regulatory experts and data scientists in multiple fields.