We boost Australia's potential through excellent science that provides positive economic, environmental and social impacts. Across our organisation, we ensure this continues by embedding our impact model, planning and monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
We have a consistent, organisation-wide approach to planning research and managing its impact, which promotes understanding and demonstration of its real-world value.
To ensure our science responds to national challenges and opportunities, we continually collect and analyse evidence and report on our progress along the 'impact pathways' set out in our impact model.
In our Strategy 2020, we laid out our mission to create value for customers through innovation that delivers positive impact for Australia. Each year we provide our stakeholders with robust evidence that we're achieving this goal.
Reporting our impact
We regularly report on our impact and performance, including in our Annual Report and independent reviews of our economic, social and environmental impact.
Every year we report on our operational and scientific performance through our CSIRO Annual Report. We also take this opportunity to highlight a number of our most recent achievements to share with the community at large.
Our science makes a critical difference to Australians and the world. We regularly measure and report on the positive impact our science is making, as well as annual funding from the Federal Budget.
Our impact in action
We help grow Australia's productivity through excellent science that provides a positive impact for Australia. These case studies show how we have applied our research to challenges, improving lives, creating wealth and ongoing benefits to society.
Our latest impact case studies
Keep up-to-date with our latest impact case studies, showing how we have applied our research to challenges, improving lives, creating wealth and ongoing benefits to society.
Agriculture and fisheries impact case studies
We've worked with industry to breed perfect prawns and competitive cotton, and with governments to develop sustainable fishing frameworks.
Health impact case studies
We're designing tools to support the National E-Health Strategy, breeding fibre-boosted barley, modelling hospital volumes to improve resource allocation, and combating diseases transmitted from animals, including developing the first Hendra vaccine.
Industry and defence impact case studies
We've worked with Defence to improve armour, our research underpinned the success of WLAN technology, and our partnerships with industry have resulted in more precise mineral exploration, safer mining techniques, smart technology to reduce energy consumption and innovative new designs for textiles.
Natural environment impact case studies
Our extensive water research has underpinned national modelling and planning, including a major plan for the Murray-Darling Basin, and our work in weather forecasting has led to improved planning and prevention for natural disasters.