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May 4, 2021

University of Melbourne PURSUIT is home to some of our most interesting content, including cutting edge research and insightful commentary […]

May 3, 2021

Innovation Aus, Larry Marshall27 April 2021 In May 1926, the Australian inventor of the Sunshine Harvester, Hugh McKay, died. His […]

May 3, 2021

Food & Drink Business, Other, 30/04/2021, Doris Prodanovic A roadmap for the strategic growth of an emerging Australian industry report […]

Apr 27, 2021

  Published between 1917 and 1979 the reports provide a fascinating insight into research conducted by the organisation over more […]

Apr 27, 2021

We remember our former colleague, Paul Whitfeld. Former CSIRO scientist, Paul Whitfeld, who had a distinguished career with CSIRO as […]

Apr 26, 2021

Applications are open for a free 10-week program for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to identify R&D opportunities and help […]

Apr 26, 2021

CSIRO’s contribution to the United Nations’ Second World Ocean Assessment has showcased Australia’s world-leading marine science expertise. Over 70 per […]

Apr 20, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Isabel ‘Joy’ Bear (1927 – 2021). Joy led research […]

Apr 20, 2021

28 April 2021: 8.00pm Online event – register here Zoom for fun? Physics for fun? Are you joking? Nope. We’ll […]

Apr 9, 2021

Dr John Steel passed away peacefully on March 5, 2021. Loving husband of Marianne. Proud and devoted father and father-in-law […]

Apr 1, 2021

  Inspiring students with STEM in Western Sydney Do you want to inspire students and help build the STEM workforce […]

Apr 1, 2021

Read the lovely tributes written by Tom Beer, Joe Flood, John Davy, Ian Dunn and John Roy who share their […]

Apr 1, 2021

By Joe Flood Barrie was born in Birmingham in 1937. He arrived in Building Research with the Forest Products group […]

Mar 30, 2021

Beef Central, Other, 29/03/2021 Former AusMeat chairman and processing industry identity Tony Wharton passed away last month after a battle […]

Mar 30, 2021

By Lindsay Sparrow The CSIRO Division of Protein Chemistry (now part of the Manufacturing Business Unit) mourn the passing of […]

Mar 29, 2021

StartupSmart, Other, 26/03/2021, Stephanie Palmer-Derrien There’s another Aussie player in the plant-based meat race, with Nourish Ingredients raising $11 million […]

Mar 29, 2021

Geelong Advertiser, Other, 27/03/2021, Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson Young Australian inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs are making their mark on the technology world […]

Mar 25, 2021

Jennifer died in Melbourne on Friday 26 February 2021. She was known widely across numerous CSIRO Victorian Divisions in which […]

Mar 25, 2021

Esther Landhuis, Nature COVID considerations unsurprisingly dominate the tech developments that could have a big impact in the coming year. […]

Mar 25, 2021

The Pint of Science Festival is held annually in May where researchers engage with the community about their recent work […]

Mar 25, 2021

This survey is part of the project ‘Impact of COVID-19 on women in the STEM workforce, Asia-Pacific’ conducted by the […]

Mar 23, 2021

ABC Online, Other, 22/03/2021, Phillip Adams The stories of two overlooked members of an 1872 exploration expedition to Cape York […]

Mar 22, 2021

By Dr Erick Ramanaidou Sadly Richard (Dick) Morris passed away peacefully on 16 March. Dick has been a mentor and […]

Mar 22, 2021

Dr Cathy Foley delivered her first major address as Australia’s Chief Scientist, outlining a path for Australian science in a […]

Mar 22, 2021

The Australian, Other, 21/03/2021, Misha Ketchell A decade ago, I threw in a secure job as a producer for ABC […]

Mar 18, 2021

Augusta Margaret River Mail, Other, 17/03/2021, Rebecca Gredley Australia’s scientific research should not just end as academic writing but lay […]

Mar 18, 2021

Sydney Morning Herald, Other, 17/03/2021 Governments should trust science to deliver the answers on pressing problems such as food security, […]

Mar 17, 2021

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from Australian researchers for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education […]

Mar 12, 2021

The Conversation, Other, 12/03/2021, Cathy Foley It’s early days in my tenure as Australia’s Chief Scientist but I have already […]

Mar 9, 2021

A new online exhibition showcases women pioneers in science, engineering, and medicine who exemplify the spirit of those who have […]

Mar 8, 2021

About the Plastics Innovation Hub Symposium The Plastics Innovation Hub Symposium is a two half-day virtual event which will bring […]

Mar 8, 2021

Republish.in, republish.in/category/science, 08/03/2021, Jill Rowbotham Cathy Foley is giving strategic consideration to how she can help create the right climate […]

Mar 8, 2021

Pieter Bleeker (1938 – 2021) Pieter was a soil scientist, recruited from the Netherlands in 1965 to join the Land […]

Mar 4, 2021

CEDA, Jan 2021 Watch Telstra CEO, Andy Penn as he discusses the risks of not leveraging this once in a […]

Mar 4, 2021

CEDA Feb 2021 At a time when leaders from across sectors and across the country are all asking similar questions […]

Mar 3, 2021

Grain Central, Other, 02/03/2021 Bringing a whole-of-farm approach to research is an ambitious goal, but it has been the cornerstone […]

Mar 1, 2021

BY ALI GREEN, TOM WADE Our new licence to manufacture medicinal cannabis products will help drive the development of novel […]

Mar 1, 2021

By Kate Langford In 20 years, will we swap beef for crickets, 3-D print food, or grow our leafy greens […]

Feb 22, 2021

The Land Australia, Other, 18/02/2021, Olivia Calver CSIRO Agriculture and Food chief research scientist Greg Rebetzke was awarded the 2021 […]

Feb 22, 2021

If you missed the live event, you can watch the recording here. Our in-house expert, Dr Rob Grenfell, is going […]

Feb 18, 2021

CSIRO’s Chief Executive shares how Australia is using science and tech to “grow our way out of this pandemic” – […]

Feb 18, 2021

The National Tribune, Other, 17/02/2021, Rob Grenfell CSIRO experts comment on the TGA’s approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.Dr Rob […]

Feb 18, 2021

Australian Online News, Other, 17/02/2021 The CSIRO is looking to interview irrigators from across the nation, to find out what […]

Feb 17, 2021

February 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Have a question about COVID-19? Our in-house expert, Dr Rob Grenfell, is […]

Feb 17, 2021

Grain Central, Other, 16/02/2021 One of the nation’s leading research geneticists in wheat breeding, Dr Greg Rebetzke, is this year’s […]

Feb 15, 2021

Open: 15 February 2021 Close: 30 June 2021 The Marine National Facility (MNF) invites Australian researchers and their international collaborators […]

Feb 15, 2021

The Human Centric Security team are running a new monthly series “The Human Centric AI Seminars” that will focus on […]

Feb 15, 2021

ITWire, Other, 12/02/2021, Sam Varghese The award for the best science paper of the year, given by the prestigious Science […]

Feb 10, 2021

February 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Saying No and Speaking Up – How to Avoid the ‘Assertiveness Penalty’ and Other […]

Feb 10, 2021

A program for Small to Medium enterprises in the Mining and METs sectors is launching March 2021. With the help […]

Feb 8, 2021

@AuManufacturing, Other, 05/02/2021 Under the agreement, the two parties will develop a state-of-the-art bushfire simulation tool based on CSIRO’s Spark’ […]

Feb 3, 2021

Whitsunday Times, Other, 03/02/2021, Jacobbe McBride The incoming chairman of an organisation dedicated to improving the health of Gladstone’s harbour, […]

Feb 2, 2021

Geospatial world, Other, 01/02/2021 Dr Alex Held, Director of the CSIRO Centre for Earth Observation, has been recognized for his […]

Feb 1, 2021

Twelve CSIRO researchers have been identified in this year’s list. Their papers rank in the top 1% by citations for […]

Feb 1, 2021

ABC Online, Other, 29/01/2021, Patrick Wood Australian scientists will today embark on a voyage into the ice for a mission […]

Jan 28, 2021

For distinguished service to science and engineering, particularly to metrology, measurement standards and research, and to professional organisations. Between 1994 […]

Jan 27, 2021

Financial Standard, Other, 25/01/2021, Eliza Bavin The CSIRO has published a roadmap to economic recovery fining innovation in Australia’s waste […]

Jan 25, 2021

17 February 4.00-5.00pm Join us for an online event to celebrate this year’s scholarship winner, Alison Campbell. The event will […]

Jan 25, 2021

Benjamin’s project was ‘Coherent optical free-space frequency dissemination’. He developed an innovative system capable of overcoming the complex challenges associated […]

Jan 25, 2021

The Pint of Science team are making plans for this years’ festival, they’re on the look out for anyone who’s […]

Jan 25, 2021

Canberra Times, Other, 24/01/2021, Katie Burgess You’ve heard how scientists with Australia’s national science agency are helping to lead the […]

Jan 18, 2021

Baird Maritime, Other, 15/01/2021 Australian researchers have returned from a six-week marine science voyage investigating the critical role of ocean […]

Jan 4, 2021

Dr Higgins has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his work in […]

Dec 21, 2020

Australian Manufacturing, Other, 15/12/2020, Peter Roberts CSIRO’s development of a livestock feed made from seaweed that reduces methane emissions in […]

Dec 15, 2020

by The National Youth Science Forum Speed Meet is a fast-paced and much-loved part of the NYSF Program when students […]

Dec 15, 2020

By Geraldine Doogue on Saturday Extra, ABC Radio In a keynote speech this week, the head of the CSIRO, Dr […]

Dec 14, 2020

Australasian Science, Other, 09/12/2020 Like so much of what I have done as Australia’s Chief Scientist, the electricity market review […]

Dec 7, 2020

Grants of up to A$10,000 are available to support digital collaborative research projects with Asia–Pacific regional partner economies for Australian […]

Dec 7, 2020

We are seeking two experienced industry leaders to become founding CEOs in two new Venture Science opportunities we are working […]

Dec 7, 2020

Researchers, TTOs and Founders please reach out to us to discuss commercialising your science or technology. You don’t need a […]

Dec 2, 2020

Margaret was the CSIRO Land & Water Divisional Editor from 1980 to 1994. She died on 21 November 2020, and […]

Nov 30, 2020

ABC Online, Other, 24/11/2020, Anna Salleh This year’s “Oscars of science” celebrate the work of a researcher who’s been trying […]

Nov 30, 2020

Campus Morning Mail, Other, 26/11/2020, Maggie Zhai The American Association for the Advancement of Science announces 2020 Fellows, including Australia-based […]

Nov 24, 2020

Nature, 18 Nov 2020 Avoid unwarranted certainty, neat narratives and partisan presentation; strive to inform, not persuade. “Be persuasive”, “be […]

Nov 23, 2020

Dr Doug Graham, a graduate from the Universities of Durham and Cambridge, came to Australia from the UK in September […]

Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Denis Bauer is a Principal Research Scientist at Australia’s government research agency (CSIRO), and adjunct associate professor at Macquarie […]

Nov 17, 2020

The Australian State of the Climate 2020 report reveals a picture of long-term climate trends and climate variability. The biennial […]

Nov 10, 2020

ABC Online, Other, 09/11/2020, Belinda Smith Australia’s next chief scientist will be renowned physicist Cathy Foley, who will commence the […]

Nov 9, 2020

goulburnpost.com.au, General News, 08/11/2020, Andi Yu Australia’s identity as an ancient land occupied by the oldest cultures on earth is […]

Nov 5, 2020

ABC Online, 04/11/20, Jess Davis Scientists are warning Australia’s biosecurity system needs a major overhaul, with the threat of severe […]

Nov 3, 2020

Vogue Australia, Online, 02/11/20, Jessica Montague,Victoria Baker AND Jen Nurick Cathy Foley is disarmingly modest. As the chief scientist of […]

Nov 2, 2020

ABC News, Online, 29/10/20, Kate Ainsworth It was meant to be a standard re-supply trip to sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, 1,500 […]

Nov 2, 2020

by InnovationAus How Australian businesses, government and research organisations can unlock the intellectual property built within our leading industries. About […]

Nov 2, 2020

World Economic Forum This report aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions thus far in 2020, contextualised within a […]

Oct 19, 2020

About the challenge India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE) is a collaboration between Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Government of […]

Oct 19, 2020

Augusta Margaret River Mail, Other, 17/10/2020 As Australia’s reputation in the medical research and biotech industry grows, one of the […]

Oct 13, 2020

ABC Online, Other, 12/10/2020, Sophie Scott The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can live for up to 28 days on surfaces […]

Oct 12, 2020

The Deep Tech Jobs & Talent Network is live with 123 jobs. Highlights Head of Production at Emesent Group product manager at Coviu […]

Oct 12, 2020

Former deputy director of CSIRO Agriculture & Food professor Martin Cole is joining plant-based meat start-up v2food as the new […]

Oct 12, 2020

msn.com, www.msn.com/en-us, 10/10/2020, Ciara Nugent World Food Program was awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, with the Norwegian […]

Oct 12, 2020

ABC Online, Other, 10/10/2020 It was 2013 and the Coalition, under the leadership of Tony Abbott, had just taken power. […]

Oct 7, 2020

The 2020 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) presents the latest global innovation trends and the annual innovation ranking […]

Oct 7, 2020

Are you a high school or undergraduate student interested in a career in STEM? Then come along to the CSIRO […]

Oct 7, 2020

Zhejun has been selected by The Australian as one of the nation’s Top 250 Researchers. He was recognised for his […]

Oct 7, 2020

innovationaus.com, Other, 07/10/2020, Stuart Kennedy The federal government has thrown CSIRO a $459 million lifeline as the country’s peak science […]

Oct 6, 2020

startupdaily.net, Other, 05/10/2020 Over the next few years, science and technology will have a vital role in supporting Australia’s economy […]

Oct 2, 2020

We examined how the pandemic has created or intensified opportunities for economic growth across six sectors benefiting from science and […]

Oct 2, 2020

As part of the JobMaker Plan to rebuild the economy, create jobs and recover from the COVID-19 recession, PM has […]

Oct 1, 2020

EUREKA – Award finalists announced! Today we congratulate two CSIRO teams on being named finalists in this year’s Eureka Prizes […]

Sep 29, 2020

innovationaus.com, Other, 25/09/2020 The CSIRO’s covid-19: Recovery and Resilience report published earlier this month is a great summary of the […]

Sep 29, 2020

Sydney Morning Herald, Other, 26/09/2020, Stuart Layt Trips to the toilet are creating an early-warning system that could be a […]

Sep 29, 2020

PSNews, Other, 28/09/2020 Katherine Wynn James Deverell, Max Temminghoff and Mingji Liu* say the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation […]

Sep 21, 2020

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