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Health and biosecurity

We work with partners to tackle major international health and biosecurity challenges to help protect the health of the farming industry, environment, people, and our way of life.

Rockefeller Centre, NY - BuildingIQ energy efficiency

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

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.

Putting sleep apnoea to bed with 3D printed mouthguard

A new 3D printed mouthguard is set to end the suffering for thousands of sleep apnoea patients.

Boeing - Spray-on topcoat for aircraft

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

NASA - 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

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

Extended  wear contact lenses for healthier eyes

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

Our science

Our science is ranked in the top one per cent globally in 15 of 22 research fields. We pride ourselves on the diversity and depth of our research – from energy and health through to agriculture and cybersecurity.