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Cheap, zero emission, secure energy for the world

CSIRO is leading a global collaboration by partnering with the United States’ Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National Laboratories, Arizona State University and six Australian universities - with the goal of creating solar technology to supply cheap, zero emission, secure energy for Australia, and the world.

Blood test for Bowel Cancer

A new, more sensitive blood test for post-surgical bowel cancer recurrence, developed by CSIRO scientists, has been launched in the US.

BuildingIQ: Improving the energy efficiency of buildings

We created a technology that improves energy efficiency, reduces excessive energy consumption and is used at the Rockefeller Centre in New York.

NASA mission a game changer for coral reef science

New technology created at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will survey the Great Barrier Reef with help from CSIRO’s National Marine Facility in more detail than ever before, providing valuable information that will help scientists mitigate against change.

Controlling the global spread of rotavirus with a vaccine

We are supporting not-for-profit global health organisation PATH in their rotavirus vaccine development project, benefiting communities globally.

Spray-on topcoat for Boeing aircraft

Our cost-effective topcoat technology is reducing environmental impact and improving worker safety in the aviation industry.

Extended  wear contact lenses for healthier eyes

Extended wear contact lenses are providing comfort for millions of contact lens wearers around the world.


Our US and global partners have enabled us to tackle scientific and commercial challenges.