This year marks the 31st 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 and strategic direction. The awards were awarded on 7 December 2016. Congratulations to all the winners.
As our most prestigious group of awards, the CSIRO Awards focus on honouring teams and individuals that have made significant impact on CSIRO's delivery of science to Australia. In particular, they recognise achievements of innovative solutions to industry, society and the environment.
This award recognises teams who have made significant scientific or technological advances that create value for our customers through innovation that delivers positive impact for Australia.
Awarded to: Kebari™ Barley
For the development and commercialisation of Kebari™ Barley, the world's first and only gluten free barley. CSIRO acknowledges Grains Research Development Corporation as a distinguished partner for Kebari™ Barley. Learn more about Kebari™ Barley from this short animated video.
The CSIRO Medal for Impact from Science
This award recognises exceptional individuals or research teams who have created value for customers through innovation that delivers impact for Australia.
Awarded to: Water Information Research and Development Alliance
For quantifying Australia's water resources and delivering breakthrough research and innovation in water assessment, forecasting and informatics. CSIRO acknowledges the Bureau of Meteorology as a distinguished partner of the Water Information Research and Development Alliance. Learn more from our WIRADA animation.
CSIRO Entrepreneurship Award
The CSIRO Entrepreneurship Award recognises the application of an entrepreneurial approach between an individual or team and a customer under conditions of ambiguity and uncertainty. This Award is designed to celebrate those who use passion, persistence and resourcefulness to turn an opportunity into reality.
Awarded to: BuildingIQ Research Team
For the invention and successful commercialisation of the BuildingIQ air-conditioning control system; increasing building heating ventilation and air conditioning operation and delivering efficiency, comfort and energy use savings. CSIRO acknowledges BuildingIQ as a distinguished industry partner for the BuildingIQ Research Team. Learn more from our BuildingIQ animated video.
The CSIRO Medal for Lifetime Achievement
The CSIRO Medal for Lifetime Achievement recognises individuals who have a record of sustained and meritorious achievements in science, technology and innovation or the support of science, technology and innovation.
Awarded to: Dr Ivan Cole
For the development and leadership of research teams, programs and business units, which has transformed CSIRO science, leading to a lasting impact on international scientific and business communities.
CSIRO Medal for Health, Safety and Environment Achievement
This award recognises and promotes the most significant impact made by a CSIRO individual, team or Business Unit to the health, safety or environmental performance of a customer/partner or CSIRO activity.
Awarded to: Marine National Facility Ships Management Team
For the development of a unique mental health and wellbeing at sea strategy, designed to support participants and their next of kin on CSIRO research vessel Investigator voyages.
CSIRO Medal for Support Excellence
This award recognises teams who support, through projects, initiatives or service delivery, the creation of value for our customers through innovation that delivers positive impact for Australia.
Awarded to: CSIRO WebEx Project Team
For the customisation and deployment of WebEx, an integrated global conferencing and collaboration platform to support CSIRO Strategy 2020, enhancing CSIRO’s ability to collaborate anywhere and at any time, while realising significant savings.
The John Philip Award for the Promotion of Excellence in Young Scientists
This award provides opportunities for young scientists to extend their professional development by gaining further career related training and experience.
Awarded to: Mr Mike Collins
For building on international collaboration activities to optimise performance of components and drive down the cost of building solar fields, ultimately bringing Concentrating Solar Thermal Energy closer to market in Australia.
Awarded to: Dr Berkay Ozcelik
For expertise in materials science and microbiology and combating medical device related infections, particularly against antimicrobial resistant bacteria.
Awarded to: Dr Anais Pagès
For working on the boundaries between organic chemistry, evolutionary biology and ore deposit geology to build new understanding of the role micro-organisms play in concentrating metals in rocks.
The Frank Fenner Study Scholarship
The Scholarship provides an opportunity for professional development to Post-Doctoral Fellows engaged in plant, animal and marine biosecurity.
Awarded to: Dr Daniel Layton
For research in the area of host/pathogen interaction, that has led to promising outcomes aimed at vaccine production for the third world and commercial applications.
Chief Executive's Study Award
The Chief Executive's Study Award provides opportunities for outstanding and innovative support staff to extend their professional development by gaining further training and experience related to their careers.
Awarded to: Beth Maloney
For expanding legal expertise in legislative accountability and public governance.
Awarded to: Neil Webster
For building knowledge and enhancing international networks and Australia's efforts in radioactive waste management.
Awarded to: Lydia Lopes
For building knowledge on how to better obtain, use, and communicate market and industry insights to make effective and strategic organisational decisions.
Sir Ian McLennan Achievement for Industry Award
Awarded every two years, this award recognises outstanding contributions by CSIRO scientists and engineers to national development. It was last awarded on 10 October 2014.
Awarded to: LASC Longwall Automation Research Team
For the development of LASC, a mining equipment automation technology based on inertial navigation that has generated significant improvements to the productivity and safety of Australia’s longwall coal mines. CSIRO acknowledges Glencore as a distinguished partner for the LASC Longwall Automation Research Team in their development of LASC.
For previous years winner's check out Award winners: CSIRO Awards.