Developing multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary partnerships in the UK and across the world.
Structured partnerships, focusing on impactful goals, such as the identification of plants and fungi with economic, environmental and social importance, are essential to the continued success of Kew's collecting, research and conservation activities.
We will build relationships with our UK biodiversity partners, as well as develop business partnerships to demonstrate the economic importance of biodiversity.
Our partnerships enable us to have a better understanding of the complex issues that impact biodiversity loss.
They also enable us to extend our reach to the indigenous peoples and local communities that are the key custodians of biodiversity and are often the groups whose livelihoods are negatively impacted by biodiversity loss.
- Interdisciplinary Research: extending our reach and impact in science and public engagement through interdisciplinary research
- Millennium Seed Bank Partnership: strengthening the global plant conservation network delivering solutions to biodiversity loss
- Education and Training: delivering world-class postgraduate education and training through partnerships
- Enhancing Commercial Partnerships: supporting the sustainable use of biodiversity entering the trade
Commercial Innovation Unit
Working with worldwide research institutes, industries and regulators to scientifically authenticate and identify the quality of plant and fungal material entering the trade.
Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
Safeguarding wild plant diversity and enabling sustainable utilisation through global partnership.
Science education and training
Delivering postgraduate education to train the next generation of plant and fungal scientists.
Developing partnerships in the arts, humanities and social sciences.