The way of the future
Our Future Science Platforms (FSPs) are an investment in science that underpins innovation. They have the potential to help reinvent and create new industries for Australia. FSPs will see us grow the capability of a new generation of researchers and allow Australia to attract the best students and experts to work with us on future science.
Our FSPs are multi-year, multi-disciplinary investments in our collective future – bringing CSIRO and our partners together to work on the big ideas.
The FSP Program has been running since 2017, with FSPs tracking on lifecycles of approximately five to eight years. Four of our first FSPs have matured; these are Active Integrated Matter, Digiscape, Probing Biosystems and Synthetic Biology. The technology and outputs of these FSPs have been transitioned to partners and CSIRO Business Units.
Developing verifiable, scalable, cost-effective, fast and long-lasting carbon removal solutions.
Deep Earth Imaging
Imaging, conceptualising and predicting location and character of the Earth’s deep resources.
Using genomics, bioinformatics and nano-technologies to reinvent how we measure and monitor ecosystem health, change and threats.
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Data science for machine learning and artificial intelligence technology development.
Microbiomes for One System Health
Interconnectivity of microbiomes across systems for One Systems Health.
Creating an integrated platform to proactively manage a person's health throughout their life.
Building capability and expertise to play a key role in the quantum technology industry.
Ensuring socially and ethically responsible science and technology is designed and delivered for the benefit of all Australians.
Revolutionary Energy Storage Systems
New systems to meet future energy needs safely, efficiently and sustainably.
Developing technologies and capabilities leading to new innovations in the space sector and supporting the growth of the Australian space industry.