History and achievements

Since we started life as the Advisory Council of Science and Industry in 1916, we’ve advanced Australia with a range of inventions and innovations that have had significant positive impact on the lives of people around the world.

  • Our awards

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of CSIRO's Awards Program. This program plays an important role in exhibiting and celebrating the achievements of CSIRO staff that are exemplary of our scientific impact, purpose, beliefs, strategic direction and core values. The awards were awarded on 28 October 2015.

  • Our history

    Since we started life as the Advisory Council of Science and Industry in 1916, we’ve advanced Australia with a range of inventions and innovations that have had significant positive impact on the lives of people around the world.

  • Our top 10 inventions

    From household products like Aerogard and Softly to everyday necessities like plastic bank notes and WiFi, here are our top ten inventions.

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