Universities, scientific institutions and start-up companies can now take part in Bayer Crop Science’s Grants4Targets program to develop ways to control weeds, disease and pests in crops.
Proposals accepted by Bayer will receive financial support and access to Bayer research technologies during the fostering phase and beyond in scientific collaborations.
“The challenges facing agriculture are so great that we need all of the ideas and creativity from small and big companies, universities and other academic institutions alike,” Dr. Adrian Percy, head of research and development at Bayer Crop Science, said. “We want to talk to scientists from all over the world about their approaches and help to accelerate the transition from fundamental research to products that are ready for the market.”
The focus of the Grants4Targets program is to foster new ideas for development of selective and non-selective herbicides, solutions for plant disease pathogens and plant pests, and especially new molecular targets and mechanisms of action.
Bayer invites those interested in participating in the Grants4Targets program to submit applications through the program’s website. Throughout the application process and after the acceptance to the program, inventors will maintain 100 percent control of the intellectual property they submit to Bayer.