World leading innovation precincts bring expertise into your backyard

Access the expertise of CSIRO and others via global precincts – highly focused, large scale research and innovation hubs located strategically around Australia.

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Global precincts are open for business today to any organisation looking to engage expertise in a particular industry and vicinity or expertise that spans more than one research organisation.

Precincts offer the opportunity to:

  • Access expertise and solutions that are highly specialised for your industry
  • Pull together the right facilities and people in the one location to support a long term research program that will require face to face collaboration or physical research
  • Opportunities to co-locate your business directly alongside world leading scientists and advanced facilities to help your business grow.

What is a precinct?

A precinct brings together multiple innovation and research partners in a shared space with a shared culture of collaboration. Find out more about Australia’s global precincts.

Where are they? What industries are they relevant to?

The precincts are building on innovation and industry ‘hot spots’ that already exist across Australia.

  • Solutions for the minerals and energy industries: the National Resource Sciences Precinct in Perth
  • Solutions for biomedical, advanced manufacturing, manufacturing, aerospace, energy and many other industries: the Australian Manufacturing and Materials Precinct in South East Melbourne
  • Solutions for the agriculture and environmental industries: the National Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Precinct in Canberra
  • Solutions for water, tourism, agriculture, biosecurity, energy and many other sectors: the Ecosciences Precinct in Brisbane

What does working with a precinct involve?

This can take many forms. Here are just a few examples:

  • CSIRO is working with industry and other players and AMIRA International on the UNCOVER initiative through the National Resource Sciences Precinct in Perth. The objective is to develop a roadmap to increase the rate of discovery of new ore reserves in Australia, and identify technical and scientific knowledge gaps to create a mineral systems approach that applies across states.
  • The Australian Manufacturing and Materials Precinct is home to a biomedical consortia of around 20 industry players. The consortia has secured approximately $46 million in funding to develop biomedical products – all the way from the bench to prototype, and through industry partners to market.
  • Micronisers Pty Ltd (a Melbourne nanomaterials small-to-medium enterprise) has been working with both CSIRO and Monash (founding partners of the Australian Manufacturing and Materials Precinct) over a 15-year period. Together we’ve taken on a range of separate projects to develop and commercialise nanoparticle additives for applications ranging from sunscreens and personal care products to specialist plastics additives. The support of the precinct has been pivotal in Micronisers’ commercial success.


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