Celebrate a Centenary of Innovation with us

100 years ago our nation changed forever with the establishment of the Advisory Council of Science and Industry, a precursor to CSIRO.

Join us in celebrating a century of Australian innovation.

Which was invented first?

Test your knowledge of Australian innovations in health, wireless technology and textiles.

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CSIRO was the first Australian organisation to use the internet.

The new 2016 CSIRO t-shirt!

Congratulations to our T-shirt 10 competition winners: A. Newton, V. Pandey, M. Pullen, P. Sagwal, A. Tobin, R. Jones, M. Erick, H. Ahmed, R. Reed, G. Warren

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CSIRO's Australian National Insect Collection is the largest in the world with over 12 million specimens!

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Woman standing in front of a self twisting yarn machine, black and white from the 1960s

So far we’ve helped more than 500 000 people lose weight with The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.

Man standing in from of the first computer at CSIRO

CSIRO helped keep flies off Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in 1963 with insect repellent, now known as Aerogard.

Woman spraying her daughter with Aerogard, an insect repellant

In 2014 CSIRO helped save a man’s leg by 3D printing a titanium ankle bone.

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CSIRO invented the world’s best wireless technology for our homes and offices, known as WiFi.

With over 1854 patents CSIRO is Australia’s largest patent holder.

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Black and white image of CSIRO's original headquarters in Melbourne
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Close up of a prickly pear growing in the ground, black and white image
Women in the 1960s showing off their pleated skirts
Different types of polymer banknotes, including Australian and international notes

Each year six CSIRO innovations contribute $5 billion to Australia’s economy.

Each year our CSIRO scientists inspire students across the country by taking their real science experience to the classroom, with our Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools program.

About us

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today - for our customers, all Australians and the world.

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

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