The Biocide ToolBox programme started in 2014 and is funded until 2020 by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment until 2020. It is a strong partnership between the University of Auckland, the University of Otago, the Cawthron Institute, and Scion. Together, they provide a strong Research Team in biocide development, both synthetic and natural. The Research Team is also reinforced by an enthusiast Commercialisation Team and skilled Technical Staff.