EARTO Members

CSIRO – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Country: Australia
Founded in: 1916
EARTO Membership: Corresponding

Key Figures 2019


€732M Income

5,359 Employees

4,065 Patent Applications

2,800 Industrial Partners

170 Spin-offs Created

12 H2020 Projects (eCorda 2020)


Mission & Vision

Mission: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an Australian Government statutory authority within the industry, innovation and science portfolio, operating under the provisions of the Science and Industry Research Act 1949 (SIR Act). CSIRO’s purpose is defined through the functions we undertake as set out in the Act and through our Corporate Plan. On this basis, CSIRO’s mission is to solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.   Vision: CSIRO is Australia’s innovation catalyst, which aims at collaborating to boost Australia’s innovation performance. As one of the largest and most multidisciplinary mission-driven research organisations in the world, CSIRO unlocks a better future for everyone.


Technology Expertise

  • Natural Sciences: Mathematics; Computer and information sciences; Physical sciences; Chemical sciences; Earth and related environmental sciences; Biological sciences; Other natural sciences
  • Engineering and Technology: Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering; Mechanical engineering; Chemical engineering; Materials engineering; Environmental engineering; Environmental biotechnology; Industrial biotechnology; Nano-technology
  • Medical & Health Sciences: Health sciences; Health biotechnology; Other medical sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences: Agriculture, forestry and fisheries; Animal and dairy science; Veterinary science; Agricultural biotechnology; Other agricultural sciences
  • Social Sciences: Psychology and cognitive science; Economics and business; Educational sciences; Sociology

Participation in EARTO Innovation Awards

© Photos Credit: CSIRO