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Bayer Crop Science Extends Global Partnership with AgriFutures growᴬᴳ⋅ for Innovation

Bayer Crop Science has extended its partnership with Australian agri-food tech innovation platform, AgriFutures growᴬᴳ⋅, into 2024 to reach innovators, startups and researchers with its innovation challenges.

AgriFutures growAG., which was launched in 2020, is a global platform for agri-food innovation. It connects the global agri-food network of researchers, investors, universities, startups, scale-ups and corporates to build opportunities for international cooperation and collaboration. General Manager Harriet Mellish said partnerships with companies like Bayer were a great showcase for AgriFutures growAG. capabilities.

“Bayer have been really active on the platform, with 19 listings to attract participants for their Open Innovation challenges and grant programs,” she said. “We’re thrilled to partner with Bayer into 2024 and continue to help connect them with the global ecosystem.”

General Manager, Global Innovation Networks, Harriet Mellish

Phil Taylor, Director of Open Innovation & Outreach, Bayer US – Crop Science, said AgriFutures growAG. had been a valuable tool to help find new sources of innovation for the largest agricultural research and development organisation in the world.

“Working with people and organisations outside our company is critical to drive innovation that would not otherwise happen,” he said. “We have huge resources, but we’re very cognisant that we can’t do everything; and we can never be as nimble as individuals or small companies or see over the horizon like they can. We want to find and support as many of those innovators as we can, to drive toward a food secure future together.”

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