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The Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities is a fully externally funded plant biotechnology and biocommodities research and development site. The Centre partners with a wide range of commercial entities and research funds providers.

Current major partners include:

Queensland Government and in particular the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, through Primary Industries and Fisheries and Employment, Industry Development and Innovation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sugar Research Institute´s commercialisation arm Sugar Research Limited

Sugar Research Australia

Australian Research Council

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy

Cooperative Research Centre for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology (CRC SIIB)