Technological Topinstitute Green Genetics (TTI GG) was founded by the Dutch plant cultivation industry to strengthen the knowledge base of the sector and promote capacity building. TTI GG accomplishes this by stimulating breeding companies to cooperate with research and education institutions. By giving financial support to joint research projects, TTI GG also boosts the development of new scientific applications that benefit the sector as a whole. Plant genetics, plant physiology and plant pathology are core areas of attention for TTI GG. Since its establishment in 2007, TTI GG has supported joint research projects by companies and knowledge institutions with a total budget of ? 46 million and has made a contribution to several new initiatives in the field of education.