In 2012 InterGrain expanded its national barley breeding footprint, establishing a strategic partnership with the Northern Barley Breeding Program (NBBP). This relationship enables InterGrain to breed varieties which provide genetic gain for northern Australian growers and supports the pre-breeding efforts of the Queensland government.

InterGrain also has collaborative links with a number of research organisations that provide access to the latest technologies in molecular markers, biotechnology, physiology, plant pathology and biometrics here in Australia. These organisations include the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), CSIRO, Murdoch University, University of WA, the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA), NSW DPI and the international research centres of CIMMYT (based in Mexico) and ICARDA.