Commitment to Partnerships

Our Invitation to Partner

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Commitment to Partnerships

Our Invitation to Partner

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Technology Submission

Does your innovation match one of our “Technology Focus Areas”? Contact us to submit a non-confidential description.

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Technology Submission

Does your innovation match one of our “Technology Focus Areas”? Contact us to submit a non-confidential description.

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Technology Focus Areas

We are seeking innovations in the following technology focus areas:

Biotechnology

Traits to improve plant performance and tools to enable research

  • Genes and methods for improved plant disease resistance, insect control, nematode control, herbicide tolerance, yield, and stress resistance
  • Genetic transformation, novel nucleic acid delivery methods, gene expression elements

  • Genome editing tools

  • Metabolomics, proteomics, genomics

  • Protein design and evolution

  • High throughput DNA synthesis
     

Breeding

Advanced breeding technologies to deliver elite plant varieties

  • Di-haploid seed production
  • Marker/sequence assisted breeding tools

  • Breeding traits or quantitative trait loci for row crops and vegetables

  • Novel vegetable varieties with improved nutrition or taste

  • Big data solutions for effective information visualization

External technology collaborations are a key to our promise of delivering innovative new products in the future. At Monsanto we are focused on developing collaborative alliances that produce lasting benefits for our farmer customers and all involved."

Hugh Grant, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
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External technology collaborations are a key to our promise of delivering innovative new products in the future. At Monsanto we are focused on developing collaborative alliances that produce lasting benefits for our farmer customers and all involved."

Hugh Grant, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
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Biologicals

Naturally derived microbes or preparations to support plant health

  • Microbes applied as seed or foliar treatments for disease control, plant health and plant growth
  • RNAi, proteins, and peptides for control of fungal, bacterial and viral diseases, insects, herbicide resistance management and to support bee health

  • Formulation technologies for delivery of microbes and biologicals

 

Agronomics

Precision agriculture and field technologies for optimized farm management

  • Field or aerial robotics, sensors, imaging with wireless connectivity to monitor plant health, soil nutrients, water status, and detect pathogens and insects
  • Hardware and software related to planting, fertilizing, and crop management

  • Field-deployable nucleic acid and protein detection

  • Decision tools for environmental, disease, and crop modeling

  • Automation in field, greenhouse, and laboratory to improve efficiency and accuracy
     

Chemistry

Selective chemistries for crop protection and health

  • Active ingredients for seed treatment or foliar applications for disease control, plant growth, and crop health
  • New herbicides with novel modes of action

  • Formulation technologies for chemistry delivery contributing to stability, improved performance, controlled release, and safety