All information submitted at the initial stage must be non-confidential. The information you provide should be enough for us to evaluate the idea and determine whether to progress to a more detailed evaluation without compromising your rights. At this stage we do not need to see and cannot consider any information marked confidential. We do not need to know the specific genes or chemistries at this point, but it does help us if you can share with us the class or family and you have some idea of the mode of action of the trait or chemistry (if this applies).
Your submission is examined by a dedicated team that helps locate the right people at Syngenta to view your idea. If the idea fits a partnering area, then a team of specialists will be selected for a deeper consideration. In general your idea is only visible to a select team within Syngenta and its affiliates. While we do treat you information carefully, please remember that the information you provide is subject to the non-confidentiality statement that you have to accept and that allows us to receive your idea.
The best submissions include an explanation of how your idea relates to the areas in which Syngenta is particularly interested. We also ask for a brief, clear summary of your idea that demonstrates it’s potential. Key things that we are looking for are:
- what your offer is
- what it does
- some evidence that it works or will work
Our portal enables you to attach documents supporting your idea. Please note that all attached documents are also considered to be non-confidential.
You can only select the area that best suits your idea. If your idea relates to more than one area, we encourage you to make suggestions of how it can be used in the abstract. Additionally, our team of experts will be looking to see if your idea is positioned correctly or if it could be useful in other areas. Our experts will make sure that your offer is reviewed by the right people at Syngenta.
You will receive an email within 24 hours, indicating that your submission has been received. You will continue to receive emails every time the status of your submission changes or proceeds to the next level. You can check the status of your submission by logging into your account and clicking ‘My Opportunities’. If you submit more than one idea, they will all be visible in this section.
No. You only need one account, but each idea must be submitted separately. The status of all ideas can be viewed in the ‘My Opportunities’ section of your account.
Our internal review process is divided into three robust levels:
If there is a good fit we will work with you to develop the next steps.