Strategic partnerships

Strategic partnerships go beyond business as usual and require GRDC and its partner organisations to make a strategic commitment to invest in capacity and capability that delivers outcomes beyond those achieved by GRDC’s standard RD&E investments. Strategic partnerships capture the strong advisory and technical expertise of our research partners, and sometimes create a new entity overseen by appropriate governance and agile management.

Strategic partnerships create an innovative platform, challenge the status quo, leverage international expertise and respond to industry opportunities and challenges. Through strategic partnerships, GRDC and its partners are investing for ambitious and clear outcomes, which may have longer lead times and higher risk. Strategic partnerships are also characterised by a co-design approach that ensures outcomes meet the strategic objectives of all partners, with co-contributions reflecting genuine commitment and alignment. Strategic partnerships are usually approved by the GRDC Board.

These include:

Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM)

Australian Grains Genebank (AGG)

Analytics for the Australian Grains Industry (AAGI)

National Grains Diagnostics and Surveillance Initiative (NGDSI)

Unlocking Soil Potential Strategic Partnership (USP)

Herbicide Innovation Partnership (HIP)