Significant investment is needed to revitalise older infrastructure, enabling Syngenta to attract the right talent and support the collaborations which will transform our ability to respond to future sustainable global food production challenges.
To be confident in making this level of investment, the vision for the wider site must be realised; this is critical if we are to make the most of the opportunities that new technologies bring.
The fast growing world of agri-tech is moving at pace and there is a huge opportunity for the UK to be at the centre of agri-tech R&D by delivering a Science and Innovation campus with Syngenta as its anchor institution.
This investment will not only secure the viability of existing jobs, but also create around 2,000 more skilled job opportunities as new clean growth, technology, life sciences and environmental management companies locate at this world-class facility. Find out more about the proposed Science and Innovation Park by watching this film
The scope, scale and activities of the proposed Science and Innovation Park go much further than Syngenta, visit the addressing global challenges page to find out more.
Using new technologies such as artificial intelligence-guided synthesis, predictive toxicology, genome editing and computer-aided design to create molecules with built-in safety, sustainability and resilience to resistance.
Optimising performance through understanding of underlying biology, and use of novel molecular and analytical techniques to explore the interaction of plants with the environment and microbiome.
Developing products and technologies to enable highly targeted placement, powered by machine vision & learning to minimise operator and environmental exposure.
Interpreting data from crop and environmental models, predictive models of product and pest behaviour, crop / pest imaging and remote sensing to simplify decision-making.