The Waite Research Institute (WRI) stimulates and supports research and innovation across the University of Adelaide and its partners that builds capacity for Australia's agriculture, food and wine sectors.
Research with Impact
The WRI’s broad vision is to drive the innovation to secure a sustainable future for Agriculture - by creating high-quality, nutritious and climate resilient products. We do this not in isolation, but in close partnership with the agriculture, food and wine sectors.
To achieve our goals, we invest in outstanding researchers across multiple scientific disciplines; and we provide them with advanced facilities to support both new strategic initiatives and established strengths.
In a climate of limited natural resources, higher energy costs, and increasing urbanisation and environmental degradation, the WRI’s work in supporting global food security and agricultural sustainability is critically important.
The Waite Research Precinct hosts several R&D organisations, nodes and centres enabling synergies, critical mass and a rich network of collaborations.
Waite science has direct impact on the quality and resilience of some of our most important crops, on farming practices and on end product development.
The WRI aims to raise awareness of both agricultural science and the unique Waite precinct through business development and communication support.