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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 our responsibilities outlined in the Science and Industry Research Act 1949, we aim to deliver innovative solutions for industry, society and the environment, and to see our science used to make a positive impact for the future of Australia and humanity.
Our capability and expertise in conducting large-scale, multidisciplinary, mission-directed research is unique. We are 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.
Fundamental to this outcome is our focus on:
The activities and achievements outlined in this section of our annual report provide evidence of our performance against our Operational Plan 2014–151 and the Portfolio Budget Statements 2014–152. In addition to this report to Parliament, we also monitor our performance throughout the year by providing:
>250,000 people engaged with our education programs or publications.
Top 0.1% globally in 4 research fields, top 1% for 15 other fields.
We supported 200 SMEs.
$31M increase in IP revenue.
578 patent families, 313 trade mark families, 114 different plant breeder’s rights.
52% of publications with international co-authors.
In 2014–15, CSIRO delivered a deficit from ongoing operations of $14.5 million. Total revenue of $1,230.8 million included appropriation from government of $745.3 million and $485.5 million in revenue generated from other sources.
Note, the 2014–15 total expenses of $1,245.3m includes CSIRO’s share of the net operating deficit ($0.3m) of joint venture accounted for using the equity method.
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Last updated: Last updated: 23 October 2015
Printed from: Measuring our performance (http://csiroaucd2-cdc.it.csiro.au/en/About/Our-impact/Reporting-our-impact/Annual-reports/14-15-annual-report/Part2/Performance)