NeoCrop tech

Improving seeds for a better future

Who We Are

A Startup based on science and technology, which modernizes the breeding of agri-food crops and contributes to the development of new seeds, enabling the generation of crops that are more resilient to constant climate change, more friendly to the environment, more nutritious and achieving higher yields.

Agriculture faces significant challenges, and we seek to be part of the solution from Latin America, one of the main food suppliers to the world.”

What we do

Plant breeding of the 21st century: We combine the most advanced technologies in gene editing, speed breeding and artificial intelligence to revolutionize and accelerate traditional breeding programs. Our approach is applied particularly in wheat and has great potential to be adapted to vegetables, fruit trees, and other crops of interest. Our precision technology platform allows us to breed new crops in record time, only in 4-5 years.

We need to develop new and better crops to face the challenges of agriculture in less time and at a lower cost than existing methods.

How we do it

In Neocrop, we combine the most advanced technologies of gene editing,  data science, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and growth under automated speed breeding chambers, to revolutionize and accelerate conventional and biotechnology-based plant breeding programs. 

A synergy that makes it possible to cut new variety development programs in half, bringing state-of-the-art science to the field.

Why we do it

Feeding Chile and the World: We are moved by the purpose of contributing to the global challenge of increasing by 50% the productivity of food crops by  2050. We also seek to contribute to better nutrition and face climate challenges – in Chile half soil has been lost through erosion and droughts are getting worse. This motivates us to develop new nutritious, more resilient and sustainable crops.

“We want to deliver ‘Made in Chile’ solutions for the country and the world.”


Francisca Castillo

CEO & Research Director

Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Universidad Austral de Chile).

Daniel Norero


Agricultural Engineer. Diploma in Agricultural Biotechnology and Science Communication (Cornell University, USA).

Sebastian Castillo


 Computer Science and Engineering,  Master of IT, in Artificial Intelligence (University of New South Wales, Australia).

advisory team

Ricardo Ramírez

Scientific advisor

Bioinformatic. BSc. Computer Science. Ph.D. in Biology, John Innes Centre / Earlham Institute, UK.

Daniel Calderini

Scientific advisor

Ph.D. in Agricultural Science, UBA, Argentina.

Claudia Stange

Scientific advisor

Biochemist, Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, major in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, U.Chile / PUC.


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