Inspired by nature, we are developing new materials and sensing devices that can be applied to food manufacturing, healthcare and Australia’s biosecurity and defence efforts.
Nature, the mother of invention
A long history of biological sciences has demonstrated nature's amazing capabilities in the fields of engineering, chemistry, and much more.
Developing our understanding of these capabilities is providing the foundation for new knowledge in the development of cutting-edge materials and devices.
Bio-inspired technologies for industry
CSIRO research is helping Australian industries move to a bio-based economy by developing platform industrial and environmental biotechnologies.
The result will be building blocks for industry with the development of new technologies including biomaterials (proteins) from insects and other invertebrates, along with sensory and diagnostic platforms with industrial and environmental applications.