The Soy Innovation Challenge

The Soy Innovation Challenge

To commemorate National Ag Day 2020, the United Soybean Board and the Yield Lab Institute have announced the Soy Innovation Challenge.  We brought on Amazon Web Services, Syngenta and the ICL Group as sponsors and partners of the Soy Innovation Challenge.  Read about their sponsorships here.


This non-dilutive startup accelerator program identifies innovative soybean value chain-based product solutions and supports the most promising ones with business coaching, and entrepreneurial networking.  Out of a worldwide applicant pool of 89, we selected a final cohort of 7 applicants to participate in the Soy Innovation Challenge.  You can read about the finalists in the official press release here.


The Soy Innovation Challenge held its Kickoff Event on December 7th, 2020.  You can watch the kickoff event video, which includes the 7 finalist pitches and 2 fantastic panels, one featuring telecommunications leaders discussing 5G/Interconnectivity on the Farm and the other panel featuring the United Soybean Board and the farmer perspective on innovation and digital platforms.


The challenge finale was held at Commodity Classic on March 3rd, 2021, to a virtual audience of farmers and agtech stakeholders.  You can read about the finale and winners here.

Winners & Finalists

Winner

Ecosystem Services Market Consortium

Winner

Regrow

Finalist

Soy Carbohydrate Value

Finalist

SLUcode

Winner

SoilMetrics

Winner

Genesis Feed Technologies

Finalist

Sustainable Open Soy