Bringing WiFi to the world
We invented and patented wireless local area network (WLAN) in the 1990s – a technology that has given us the freedom to work wirelessly in our homes and offices.
Equivac® HeV–the first vaccine to protect Australian horse owners and the equine industry against the deadly Hendra virus.
Total Wellbeing Diet
The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet is a nutritionally balanced, scientifically proven eating plan that can help you feel less hungry and lose weight.
A wholegrain developed by CSIRO has superior health benefits that can help combat cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer.
RAFT: making better polymers
Our RAFT technology is a process for making better polymers with enhanced properties for a uses across areas such as health, electronics, packaging and agriculture.
Plant-based protein alternative foods
We’re working with industry to develop new locally produced and commercially available foods made from plant-based protein.
Saving masterpieces MS3 resin
Protecting paintings from the ravages of time is quite an art. Working with National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and Boron Molecular, we brought together specialists from the diverse fields of painting conservation and polymer chemistry to address an important need in the painting conservation profession.
Each year in November, we celebrate the outstanding achievements of our people and partners at the CSIRO Awards and Medals Ceremony. In particular, we honour achievements of innovative solutions to industry, society and the environment that are solving our greatest challenges. In 2020, we recognised the following outstanding teams and industry partners.
Making a vaccine for COVID-19
We worked on the development, testing and manufacture of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus responsible for causing COVID-19.
Apollo 11 Moon landing
Our Parkes radio telescope, along with NASA's antenna at Honeysuckle Creek near Canberra, played a key role in televising one of humanity's most significant achievements.