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We turn research into commercial opportunities

Business, government and industry across Australia and the globe seek our expertise to unlock innovation and help navigate the waters of intellectual property and licensing, creating new market partnership strategies.

Our world-class research experts work collaboratively across deep-tech domains such as aerospace, environment, health and biosecurity, manufacturing and minerals. They produce a wealth of IP which can be adopted to create new products, services, jobs and industries, resulting in competitive advantage for partners, strong returns for investors and economic prosperity for Australia.

Backed by a 100-year history in successful commercialisation of scientific breakthroughs, we understand the challenges that can arise when working with other organisations' IP.

Our experts work collaboratively in managing co-investment opportunities as well as equity based deals across industries, both locally and abroad.

That's how we bring research to life.

Commercialisation pathways

With 100 years’ experience commercialising research, we know there’s more than one pathway to market.

We choose the commercialisation pathway that is right for our science and will deliver real impact for Australia.

Talk to us about opportunities for our technology to give your business an advantage.

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Narrator: To drive impact from our research we look to connect opportunities in the market with science and technology solutions and create pathways to bring the solution to life.

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With 100 years’ experience commercialising research we know that there’s more than one pathway to market.

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We use eight main pathways to commercialisation, each with its own processes and benefits.

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We choose the commercialisation pathway or combination of pathways that is right for the science and will deliver real impact for Australia,

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and assemble a team of investors, business experts and researchers to take the technology to market,

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to develop industry shaping solutions that deliver real impact for Australia.

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Talk to us about opportunities for our technology to give your business an advantage.

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Commercialisation pathways

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Important statistics


Companies started using CSIRO technology


Active licences (during FY23)


Patent families (FY23)

$50 million

Licensing revenue earned (FY23)

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