CSIRO’s ASEAN presence is led by our team in Singapore, based at the Australian High Commission.

CSIRO has an extensive portfolio of projects that connect into Singapore or are undertaken with Singaporean researcher partners. Further, Australia’s National Research Infrastructure and Facilities managed by CSIRO are accessible to Singapore, and underpin our collective ability to respond to regional challenges.

Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

Australia and Singapore signed a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) in 2015 setting out a blueprint for closer economic integration over a ten year period.
In 2016 the CSP was updated to include new bilateral cooperation in science and innovation.

It provides connection and funding for our leading scientists to engage and collaborate in areas of mutual national interest including, but not limited to, data science and marine science. 

CSIRO is supporting Australia’s commitment to build stronger innovation links and facilitate mutual learning and economic growth through:

  • Cooperating with Singapore’s A*STAR for High Performance Computing (HPC) and the creation of an Asia-Pacific HPC Research Cloud,
  • Contributing to a joint seed fund of $1.5m with Nanyang Technology University (NTU) for collaborations in additive manufacturing, health, and sustainable solutions, and
  • Contributing to a $1m project to research resource deployment and optimisation with the National University of Singapore.

Gut health and old age

In partnership with Nanyang Technological University, we’re each contributing equally to a seed fund of $500,000 for joint research in precision health, with the first project to focus on the importance of gut health and exercise in healthy ageing. 

The research will look at the gut microbiome, which has an important role in countering the onset and progression of chronic diseases in the elderly. Read more about the project here

Key Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs)

Some of our most active MOUs include:

  • Defence Science Organisation (DSO) National Laboratories (2015)
  • A*STAR Computational Resources Centre (CRC) (2016)
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (2016) , and an additional agreement on research mobility signed in 2017
  • National Research Foundation to support Data Science collaboration under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (2017)

Contact information


You will find CSIRO's office in Singapore at the Australian High Commission .

5 Ways We Can Work Together in ASEAN

  • Create IP to address major regional challenges   
  • Discover new Australian innovations through CSIRO’s ON network
  • Access world leading facilities and technologies
  • Connect to Australian deep tech businesses expanding across ASEAN 
  • License existing technology 

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