NCSA and Syngenta’s Dynamic Partnership

Categories : Partnerships & Acquisitions, Research Park
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Jim Mellon from Syngenta and Liudmila Mainzer from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, describe how their partnership is paving the way for Syngenta to solve some of the leading challenges for agriculture, such as how to feed a growing population when land for farming is limited. 

NCSA provides Syngenta with high-reporting computing resources to help scientists tackle these issues. 

The employees at the Syngenta Digital Innovation Lab at the Research Park, launched last February, will use this technology, along with student talent, to solve these agricultural challenges. The Digital Innovation Lab is space to think “outside of the box” to produce new and novel solutions for seeds product development using data analytics. 

Bill Danker, Syngeta Domain Head, Seeds Research and Breeding said of the Innovation Lab, “Innovation in agriculture is the lifeblood of the work we do at Syngenta. Our goal is to bring new talent to solve difficult challenges, with a focus on seed innovation at the Research Park.”

To watch Jim Mellon and Liudmila talk, and read the full article, click here.