As Australia's national science agency, CSIRO has been unwavering in solving the nation's greatest challenges through innovative science and technology over the past year, including continuing efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, responding to and preparing for increasingly extreme natural disasters like floods, and delivering solutions as Australia’s energy market transitions towards net zero.
We worked with partners in government, research and industry to deliver economic, environmental and social benefit, creating a better future for all Australians.
2021-22 at a glance:
- CSIRO grew to 5,672 people across 53 sites throughout Australia and globally.
- We launched 4 new missions: Future Protein, Drought Resilience, trusted Agrifood Exports and Ending Plastic Waste.
- We worked with 550 international customers across 69 countries.
- We opened a new National Bushfire Behaviour Research Laboratory with instruments that aid the study of bushfire behaviour, to help emergency agencies better prepare for and manage bushfire coordination and response.
- Chrysos listed on the ASX stock exchange successfully commercialising CSIRO's PhotonAssayTM technology.
- For every $1 invested in CSIRO, at least $8.40 was returned to Australian people.
- We increased the number of women in CSIRO leadership positions to 41.1 per cent.
- We launched 4 new Future Science Platforms (FSPs), which explore cutting-edge new research, bringing the total investment to $425 million across 20 FSPs since 2016.
This year's Annual Report shows CSIRO continues to unlock a better future for everyone.