A high level summary of how we monitor our performance.
CSIRO continues to play an important role in Australia’s National Innovation System.
Consistent with its responsibilities outlined in the Science and Industry Research Act 1949, CSIRO aims to deliver innovative solutions for industry, society and the environment, and to see our science used to make a profound and positive impact for the future of Australia and humanity.
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 diagram highlights some of CSIRO's activities and performance including:
- We worked with more than 20 per cent of the ASX 200 companies.
- In partnership with Direct Nickel, a pilot plant was launched to test a processing methods which could unlock 70 per cent of the world's nickel.
- Our client satisfaction survey returned an average willingness to recommend of 8.5 out of 10.
- We engaged with more than 2500 clients, including approximately 1200 Australian small-to-medium enterprises.
This unique position enables CSIRO to act as:
- a connector and key collaborator across the innovation system to help Australia gain access to global knowledge
- a manager of research capabilities and facilities that are critical for national preparedness to understand national challenges and opportunities and support national priorities
- a trusted advisor to the nation.
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:
- regular reports to the CSIRO Executive Team and Board to assist them with their decision-making and governance responsibilities
- detailed planning and review processes operating at a range of levels, including Flagships and Divisions, functional areas and individuals.