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About us

We opened our doors in Silicon Valley in October 2017 with the aim of bringing our global research capability to the United States. We are part of Australia’s preeminent research organization – CSIRO.

We work with businesses at all stages along the innovation lifecycle, to achieve a sustained competitive edge and growth.

Our team is led by Silicon Valley veteran Susan Lucas Conwell. Susan is the former Chief Executive Officer of SVForum - the Bay Area’s largest not-for-profit for technologists and entrepreneurs.

While our San Mateo office might be new, our track record for successful research partnerships with US companies is not. Over the past 25 years we have helped big and small companies innovate, grow and commercialize new technologies.

Today, our US partners include Boeing, NASA, GE, Verily, Anatomics, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Johnson and Johnson.

CSIRO stands for the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization. Our organization started life in 1916. Since then it has grown into a global research organization with a footprint in Europe, South America and now the United States.


Our US partnerships


Over 100 years of delivering solutions for the economy, environment and society

5000+ experts in 55 centres around the globe

Ranked Top 1% globally in 15 of 22 research fields

$1B in market capitalisations from 150+ spin-outs

Over 1800 patents and counting

Work with us

With almost a century of experience, we can help you navigate the entire innovation lifecycle – from investment to industrial solutions. Our US-based team can tailor a partnership to meet your specific needs using a diverse range of research models, including co-funded research, licensing opportunities and collaborative research.

Solving your business's unique challenges is simple with our multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, technicians and economists.

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Co-fund and collaborate

Whether you’re interested in sponsoring a research project or forging a long-term strategic research alliance – like we have with GE and Boeing - we can create a successful and rewarding collaboration.


We create IP for our industry partners. We have many active IP opportunities or you engage us if you need assistance to develop your own.

Licence technology

New technologies can give your business the cutting edge to grow and compete. These can also be adapted to best suit your needs. We can also efficiently and effectively test products and services.

Utilize state-of-the-art facilities and tech

From space and marine exploration to materials testing, we can give you access to world-leading laboratories and facilities that can help your business to step boldly into the future.

Prepare for the future

Our strategic advisory arm can help your business prepare for the future. We work with businesses at all stages along the innovation lifecycle, to achieve a sustained competitive edge and growth.

What our partners say...

'CSIRO sets the standard with which we judge others! It’s a lot more than just nuts and bolts outcomes. Together, we’re creating value every day.' - Boeing

'Simply put, we would not be as close to success as we are without CSIRO support and involvement.' - Direct Nickel

'The work performed was outstanding. It provided us with science and insight so that we can better make our business decisions. We are certainly happy to further collaborate with CSIRO and strongly recommend CSIRO to others.' - Lihiulab Energy Technology

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