Research and Industry Collaborations

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invited The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia, to lead the Hy-Gain for smallholders project. Hy-Gain aims to harness asexual seed formation in plant breeding to increase crop yields in the subsistence crops, sorghum and cowpea and benefit the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

UQ is working with a team of world leading experts from Switzerland, USA, Germany, Japan and Mexico, in a public-private partnership to enable smallholders to economically save and sow seed from high-yielding hybrid cowpea and sorghum for increased productivity.
The Animal Welfare Collaborative (TAWC) is a society-driven network of individuals, organisations, and companies working together to improve animal welfare.

The Animal Welfare Collaborative is an impact initiative of The University of Queensland. The network is facilitated by active researchers at The University of Queensland, The University of Newcastle, The University of Western Australia, and The University of Adelaide.
The ARC Training Centre for Uniquely Australian Foods works in a collaborative partnership with Indigenous Enterprise and Advisory groups. Together, we aim to transform the Native Food and Agribusiness Sector through the development of selected crops, foods and ingredients. Adhering to best practice protocols which protect the rights, aspirations and interests of our Indigenous project participants, we are supporting them in converting Traditional Knowledge into branded products.
The ARC Research Hub for sustainable crop protection is supported by the Australia Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP). Our team is taking on the global challenge of transforming crop protection technology by delivering non-GM, non-toxic RNAi based fungicides for speciļ¬c fungal diseases of crops.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture will make significant advances in the emerging fields of evolutionary systems biology (how plants work and evolve) and predictive analytics (mathematics) to deliver novel strategies for improving ecosystem management, crop resilience and yield. The CoE for Plant Success is bringing together a diverse range of acclaimed scientists including plant biologists, mathematical modellers, crop breeders and legal and computer experts.

Our Australian research groups are located in Queensland (UQ and QUT), New South Wales (Macquarie University), Victoria (Monash University) and Tasmania (University of Tasmania) and we are partnering with a range of domestic and multinational organisations.
The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) aims to improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of the Australian food industry. Our research partners and industry participants undertake high-quality research to solve industry-identified problems through outcome-focused collaborative partnerships.