Submit Your Proposal or Idea

The Process of Applying

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

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

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

Submit a Proposal in Our Interest Areas

Have an idea for collaboration?

OUR INTERESTS

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We review proposals on topics that fall within Our Interests on a continual basis throughout the year. Learn more about Our Interests in the following research areas: biologicals, enabling technologies, traits, plant breeding, digital solutions, or crop protection.

COLLABORATION OPTIONS

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Are you interested in collaborating with us on a project? Funding your research that is closely aligned with our interests? Or are you looking to deploy your mature technology via a licensing arrangement? Choose a relationship type that fits your needs - collaboration, sponsored research, or licensing.

YOUR SUBMISSION

The Process of Applying

For collaboration or sponsored research proposals, download the Collaboration Proposal Template. For licensing opportunities, download the Licensing Proposal Template.

Applying to a Challenge

Interested in a Challenge?

OUR CHALLENGES

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Periodically we post time-limited opportunities to engage with us as our scientists look to tackle specific research challenges with collaborations.  Learn more: Collaborate with Us

YOUR SOLUTIONS

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Work within your existing team or assemble a cross-disciplinary team to solve specific research challenges.  Solutions may include testing existing technologies in new applications or developing new solutions to longstanding challenges.

YOUR SUBMISSION

The Process of Applying

For collaboration or sponsored research proposals, download the Collaboration Proposal Template. For licensing opportunities, download the Licensing Proposal Template.

The Review Process

Whether submitting a proposal in our interest areas or answering one of our challenges, the review process is very similar.

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Upon confirmation of your submission, you will be connected with a dedicated alliance manager to answer your questions throughout the process. Learn more: About Us

Our review process

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We will review your proposal through a phased approach beginning with our Open Innovation team for overall fit followed by subject matter expert review for further interest.  We aim to respond with our level of interest within 60 days.  If selected, we will contact you to set up a virtual pitch/Q&A session with our team.

Selected projects

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We recognize that all projects and relationships are different.  So we take a flexible approach to arrive at the best possible plan for each partnership.  We will work together to identify appropriate funding levels, applicable Corteva resources, and agreement terms that will help make the project a success.  Learn more about What We Offer.

Let's collaborate!

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With Corteva's vast capabilities and your innovative ideas and technologies, Open Innovation projects have the potential to make an impact by solving important challenges in agriculture.

A strong network

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No matter the outcome, all submissions are automatically added to our database of prospective collaborators for future opportunities. In the meantime, don't hesitate to get in touch with new ideas for collaboration or apply to Open Innovation challenges.

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Collaboration Proposal Template

Please review the Collaboration Proposal Template to format your submission.

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Licensing Proposal Template

Please review the Licensing Proposal Template to format your licensing opportunity submission.

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