The Hub was founded as an interdisciplinary partnership between: The University of Queensland, the Queensland State Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Arup, Hyne Timber, Lendlease, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), Scion NZ, Griffith University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Canterbury.

These partners represent expertise across the full timber production cycle, from forestry and resource management to manufacturing and design, construction and structural safety to sustainability.