AGCO is investing to attract more talent across key product development disciplines to deliver new, value-added precision ag technologies for all farmers, regardless of the equipment brands used in their operation. In Scottsdale, Ariz., the company has opened an acceleration center dedicated to software and electronics development in the areas of autonomy, precision ag, artificial intelligence and digital products.
The acceleration center is located at SkySong Innovation Campus, which has been an extension of Arizona State University (ASU) since 2003. SkySong supports the launch of startups and inventions in partnership with ASU researchers.
This is AGCO’s second acceleration center affiliated with a university. AGCO’s acceleration center on the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana campus opened in 2018 and helps nurture tech talent within undergraduate and graduate student populations.