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CSIRO plays an important role in Australia’s National Innovation System. Our combination of size, breadth and depth in capability, active research portfolio management and expertise in conducting large-scale, multidisciplinary, mission-directed research is unique.
CSIRO is a leader in addressing major challenges that matter to Australia’s future, including the complex interactions of human activity with the natural and built environments. This unique position enables CSIRO, to act as:
Over 90 per cent of our resources are directed to the Government’s National Research Priorities and our activities are strongly aligned with the National Innovation Priorities. To achieve this, the CSIRO Strategy 2011–15 is underpinned by five strategic objectives:
The Organisation intends to plan progressively, implement change initiatives and embed these processes and practices as ‘business as usual’ to ensure we deliver on our five strategic objectives over the life of the strategy. The 2011–12 Operational Plan and Portfolio Budget Statements provide an overview of the priorities, planned programs, change initiatives and other key activities, along with the resources to implement these for the first year of the new strategy.
CSIRO’s activities and achievements are outlined in this section of the annual report and provide evidence of our performance against the Operational Plan and the Portfolio Budget Statements. In addition to this annual report to Parliament, CSIRO also monitors its performance throughout the year by providing:
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Last updated: Last updated: 23 June 2015
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