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Our rolling approach replaces our five-year strategy cycle with a more adaptive response to our most important customers – 24 million Australians. It ensure we can deliver on our purpose to solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. 

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Two key themes from our new approach to strategy are reflected in this Corporate Plan: the six challenges and Domain + Digital. These are captured and represented in our new Challenges and Digital Transformation Program.

Challenges and Digital Transformation Program

Solving the greatest challenges has never been more important. The six challenges CSIRO is focused on are:

  • food security and quality
  • health and wellbeing
  • resilient and valuable environments
  • sustainable energy and resources
  • future industries
  • a secure Australia and region. 

We won't solve these alone; we collaborate with every university, every area of government and across Australian industry to unlock a better future for everyone. Our Corporate Plan contextualises these challenges so our solutions from science focus on these priorities into the future. 

Key activities for 2019–20:

  • Six challenges
  • Digital projects
  • Managed Data Ecosystem
  • Digital Academy
  • Decadal Science and Technology Plan
  • Commercialisation Marketplace
  • Commercialisation pathways
  • ASX100 and SME engagement
  • Property and infrastructure plan
  • Team Australia program
  • Australia to the world
  • Co-location models
  • Access to global value chains
  • Leveraged research investment program
  • Infrastructure utilisation and investment
  • Innovation investment
  • Global capable workforce
  • Future portfolio of companies
  • Partners and investors
  • New collaborative opportunities
  • Experimental Development Program
  • Generation STEM program
  • The Future National Information and Communications Technology Industry Platform program
  • Indigenous STEM education
  • Increase engagement of STEM professionals
  • Sustainable business and funding models
  • SIEF STEM+ Business
  • CSIRO Kick-Start
  • Innovation connections
  • Children's publishing
  • Australian Animal Health Laboratory
  • Australia Telescope National Facility and space
  • Marine National Facility
  • Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
  • National Research Collections Australia
  • Atlas of Living Australia
  • Career development
  • Staff opportunities
  • Tracking issues
  • Safety and wellbeing
  • Cultural vision
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Indigenous talent
  • 2019–29 property strategy
  • External engagement
  • Secure CSIRO
  • Capital management
  • Enhance the science agenda
  • Support business processes
  • Transform service delivery
  • Embed security into all information and management technology services


Corporate Plan 2019–20 (PDF) PDF (6 MB)

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