Strategy at a glance

Our Corporate Plan is our key strategic planning document. It directs how we'll achieve our purpose, solving the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.

View our strategy at a glance

Purpose: We solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.

Vision: We are Australia’s innovation catalyst, collaborating to boost Australia’s innovation performance.

Objectives: Primary activities to deliver our purpose

  1. Conduct and encourage the uptake of world-class scientific research.
  2. Mobilise and develop the best talent, for the benefit of Australia.
  3. Manage national research infrastructure for the nation.
  4. Ensure the sustainability of CSIRO.

Challenges and missions: Six challenges we’re helping the nation to solve including through large-scale collaborative research missions.

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Food security and quality
  • A secure Australia and region
  • Resilient and valuable environments
  • Sustainable energy and resources
  • Future industries.

Strategic pillars: The core areas that guide our operations

  • Customer focus
  • Thriving people and teams
  • Collaborative networks
  • Solutions from science
  • National benefit from global engagement.

Values: The centre of our cultural vision.

  • People first
  • Further together
  • Making it real
  • Trusted.

Our purpose and strategy