Leading ag-tech innovators revealed as UPL’s Radicle Carbon & Soil Challenge finalists are announced.

UPL Ltd. (NSE: UPL, BSE: 512070, LSE GDR: UPLL), a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, and Radicle Growth, a company-building platform for early-stage agriculture and food technologies, today announced six entrepreneur finalists for “The Radicle Carbon & Soil Challenge by UPL”.

As a part of its mission to ‘Reimagine Sustainability’ and commitment to reshaping agriculture as a climate-positive force, UPL is working to invest in and support early-stage entrepreneurs and collaborate to scale up innovative agricultural technologies. The inaugural Radicle Carbon & Soil Challenge therefore sought companies of all stages from around the world working on novel technologies focussing on soil health, strengthening crop resilience and profitability, and reducing agriculture’s carbon footprint.

The six selected finalists – covering soil carbon sequestration, natural microbes, molecules, and fungi, and data and analytics – will now compete through a Pitch Day event held on 21 March and compete for a substantial investment. Alongside the investment, the winners will also gain access to UPL and Radicle’s leading agricultural expertise, mentorship, and global networks to further develop and advance their technologies.

Jai Shroff, Global CEO of UPL, said:
“At UPL, we firmly believe that technology catalyses change. Guided by our OpenAg purpose, we believe the best way of harnessing these transformative technologies and generating the greatest impact is through collaboration. That is why we are so pleased to have launched the Carbon & Soil Challenge with Radicle. We are thrilled to have seen so many impressive applicants pushing the boundaries of modern farming and showcasing the positive role agriculture can play in global decarbonisation efforts and the fight against climate change.

I look forward to hearing more about the finalists’ innovative solutions and visions for sustainable agriculture at the Pitch Day. I am confident that working together we can further our mission to Reimagine Sustainability for farmers, food systems and the planet.”

We are proud to announce the finalists are:

MicroMGx (USA) – A company based on a newly developed discovery platform called MetaboloGenomics that uses bioinformatics to combine genomics and metabolomics information to identify novel natural products.

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