Syngenta, Bayer Try ‘Open Innovation’ to Find Next Big Agtech Idea | Xconomy
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" ... Syngenta has gone even further in its efforts to crowdsource innovation. Last year, the company began a collaboration with the Open Data Institute, a non-profit focused on creating value from open source data.
Syngenta data from 3,600 farms in 41 countries are now on the institute’s website where people may search, study, and share the information. DeRose conceded that this approach brings some risk, as Syngenta has no control over who accesses the information and what they do with it. But he added that their analyses may bring new ideas and potential partnerships to Syngenta. DeRose said Syngenta is the first ag company that is open-data certified by the institute."