Convergence Innovation™ for Agricultural Science is focused on next-generation solutions including nutrition security, environmental resource management, plant, animal and microbial sciences, and networked precision agriculture.
Groundbreaking collaborations with world-renowned research organizations enable the sourcing of novel science, data, technology, knowhow and services for the NRS H&W Agriculture Pillar.
NRS cultivated the needed key capabilities for Convergence Innovation™ for the efficient development of such breakthrough technologies that can address mega-theme opportunities:
Applied use and testing of CRISPR/Cas9 and related RNA guide systems, as well as higher-fidelity next generation gene editing technologies (i.e. TALENs);
World-leading data, techniques, technologies and knowhow around plant, microbial, insect and animal traits and corresponding phenotype, genetic, epigenetic, phytobiome, phage, hormone, pheromone, peptide and systems biology expertise;
Vast array of in-the-field research, tools and testing facilities, including establishing impact analyses of solutions once adopted by end-users for plant, marine, insect, animal, microbial and viral applied research;
Access to world class ecological, weather, soil and environmental technical, regulatory, policy, sustainability and trade expertise;
Credibility to officially cooperate with international organizations, governments and large corps rations, including economic development and national grant issuing entities, and;
Excellent background intellectual property and patent protections.