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Collaborate with Us

Explore our current challenges and collaboration opportunities.

We invite the global innovation community to join us in building solutions for agriculture by responding to specific challenges and submitting proposals for collaboration.


How We Collaborate

We post time-limited challenges on specific topics throughout the year. If you don’t see a challenge specific to your research, we also accept proposals in our areas of interest. 

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Apply to a challenge or submit your proposal in one of our interest areas.


We'll review your submission and respond with our level of interest.


Every project is different. Some may receive a combination of funding and Corteva capabilities, while building valuable relationships.

Current Global Challenges

Check out our time-limited challenges currently accepting submissions from the global innovation community.  We'll be posting challenges throughout the year, so check back for new opportunities.  You can also review our past challenges to learn more about the types of questions we are tackling with collaboration.

Building Blocks for Sustainable Small Molecule Crop Protection Solutions

Building Blocks Molecules

Challenge Type: Crowdsourcing Challenge


Focus Area: Crop Protection


Submission Deadline: May 31, 2022


Award: $250 USD for each selected molecule transferred


We’re seeking input from the broader scientific community to gain access to diverse chemical space – unusual and underrepresented building blocks that can be incorporated into our molecules for the exploration of novel and more sustainable active ingredients for crop protection solutions. We are interested in acquiring samples of novel small molecule building blocks in exchange for monetary compensation.


This is an extension of a previous challenge currently managed in collaboration with Halo. To participate in this challenge, you will be leaving the Corteva Open Innovation website.


Recent Past Challenges


Crop Protection

Heterologous expression of natural products in fungal hosts

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Enabling Technologies

Plant-derived insulator elements for predictable gene expression

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Enabling Technologies

Non-destructive, in-field measurement of corn stalk integrity

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Submit Your Proposal for Collaboration

If our open challenges aren't a good match for your research or technology, consider submitting a proposal for collaboration in one of our broad areas of interest.

Our Interests

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Plant Breeding



Enabling Technologies


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Digital Solutions


Crop Protection



Have an Idea or Proposal to Submit to Us?

If you or your organization have an idea in one of our interest areas, we want to hear from you.

Submit Your Proposal or Idea