The Open Innovation platform of Corteva Agriscience™ has released a call for proposals on Genome Editing for Crop Improvement. We invite scientists from academic and non-profit research institutes located in the United States and Canada to submit non-confidential proposals describing gene edits in maize, soybean, canola, wheat or sorghum with the potential to improve agriculture.

For selected proposals awards include:

  • genome editing vector design and synthesis
  • seed from gene edited plants of the chosen crop
  • an opportunity to engage with our scientists on topics such as gene editing and transformation methods for trait and crop improvement
  • intellectual property ownership and publication rights for awarded edits to remain with awardees and their home institution

Given the unprecedented circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are extending the submission date to May 31, 2020 to allow potential submitters additional time to prepare proposals.

To learn more please visit: https://openinnovation.corteva.com/current-opportunities/genome-editing-for-crop-improvement/ 

Questions can be directed to Kathy Munkvold at kathy.munkvold@corteva.com.