Celebrating a centenary of innovation: 2016 marks 100 years since the establishment of the Advisory Council of Science and Industry, a precursor to CSIRO.

We do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.

Our innovations contribute billions of dollars to the Australian economy every year. As the largest patent holder in the nation, our vast wealth of intellectual property has led to more than 150 spin-off companies.

With more than 5,000 experts and a burning desire to get things done, we are Australia’s catalyst for innovation.

We imagine, we collaborate, we innovate.

Our mission

Create benefit for Australia through impactful science and innovation.

Our vision

Australia’s innovation catalyst, collaborating to boost Australia’s innovation performance.

This report covers the financial year that ended 30 June 2016 and was tabled in the Australian Parliament on 27 October 2016.


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