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Partnerships @ KWS
At KWS, we believe that partnerships are key to facilitate the development and adoption of innovative approaches to improve plant breeding, agriculture methods, and sustainable farming practices. That is why we work closely with academia, scientific organizations, startups, and industry all over the world to enable and access the latest technologies, know-how, digital solutions, and tools that add value to KWS’s established business in seeds and services.
Under the objective of mutual growth, we create partnerships through joint research projects, license deals, market linkages, and/or financial engagement. To date, we have concluded a myriad of research collaborations and realized direct investments in early and later-stage startups, joint ventures, spinouts, and indirect fund investments that strategically fit our portfolio.
As a global plant breeding company and seed producer with activities in nearly 70 countries and more than 160 years of experience, we will provide you with a unique, collaborative, and open scientific environment for the further development and commercialization of your ideas or technologies. When needed, we will put at your disposition our field trials facilities, laboratories, and experienced personnel for testing and relevant assessments.
We are interested in the following areas
To optimize field testing and field management, we are scouting innovative approaches in automation and sensor technologies, including GIS-based methods able to monitor and analyze the plant canopy and prevailing conditions related to nutrition, water status, and pathogen and insect stress. Besides, we are interested in smart devices able to bring significant benefits to farmers such as input savings, automation of farming activities, and collection of field data combining IoT, analytics, and artificial intelligence.
KWS is specialized in biological and chemical seed treatments with pesticide and/or growth stimulating properties. Thus, we are looking for differentiated active ingredients able to enhance plant performance, and innovative treatments focused on the eradication of seed-borne pathogens, improvement of the efficiency of microorganisms, inoculants, enzyme technologies, encapsulation, and alike.
If you have an idea, technology or project related to our areas of interest, do not hesitate to contact us. Submit your proposal and one of our Innovation and Licensing Professionals will contact you.
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Meet us @ Upcoming Events
Over the year we will participate in various congresses and conferences around the world. Please feel free to contact us in person and speak to us directly. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Due to the measures taken to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, we are currently attending only virtual events. Check the upcoming events:
In addition to plant research and development we are supporting solutions to enhance the global food and agricultural sector in international excellence centers and networks. Discover some of our activities: