Kendra is Global R&D Open Innovation Lead for Syngenta and has unique experience of leading and driving open innovation in both private sector and academic environments.

At Syngenta, Kendra’s primary focus is realising the potential of external science and technology and fostering a culture of open innovation. She also developed the Syngenta thoughtseeders portal, where Syngenta shares technologies aligned to strategic needs, in order to facilitate the influx of ideas and opportunities to Syngenta from external parties such as universities, institutes and industry.

Kendra graduated BSc (Hons) in Food Technology at the University of Reading.