DuPont Pioneer believes that the global scientific community can do truly innovative work when we collaborate. Join us and other thought leaders from around the world to stimulate the development of groundbreaking and sustainable agricultural solutions.
“Farmers expect complete solutions for managing their farms and consumers want a plentiful and healthy food supply. At DuPont Pioneer we collaborate with the world’s brightest minds in the pursuit of transformational agricultural innovations to meet customer and consumer needs.” —Neal Gutterson, Vice President Research & Development, DuPont Pioneer
JOHNSTON, Iowa, July 17, 2017 – DuPont Pioneer today announced the launch of a new component of its long-standing innovation strategy. The new website (openinnovation.pioneer.com) is dedicated to connecting third-party innovators with DuPont Pioneer scientists is now available and focused on five strategic areas – trait discovery, plant breeding, enabling technologies, biologicals and digital solutions.
“DuPont Pioneer is building on its long history of collaboration to advance science-based customer solutions by enhancing its open innovation strategy,” said Neal Gutterson, vice president, Research and Development for DuPont Pioneer. “Through this broad-based approach, we make available our resources to collaborators and develop the most innovative technologies in agriculture, then apply our production scale and route to market to rapidly deploy novel solutions to farmers around the world.”
Currently, there are three active grant opportunities posted on the open innovation web portal targeted to disease resistance; advancements in template-based CRISPR-Cas genome editing; and, big data cluster analysis.
Potential collaborators also are encouraged to submit ideas for consideration beyond the currently available grants. Terms for selected open innovation projects are tailored on a case-by-case basis in a discussion with DuPont Pioneer’s open innovation team.
DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success®.