Today we announce the CSIRO will open an office in San Francisco to promote Australian innovation and drive scientific and industrial engagement in the United States.

The CSIRO office will work closely with research, industry and business partners to bring Australia’s cutting-edge capabilities to the US market place.

It will capitalise on the CSIRO’s existing strong relationships with science and industry leaders including NASA, Bayer LLP, Boeing, the Gates Foundation and many Fortune 500 companies. 

The office opening will support the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, which is fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

It follows the February 2016 launch of the Government’s innovation Landing Pad in San Francisco where our start-ups are already winning contracts.

Global growth is integral to the CSIRO’s mission under Strategy 2020 and the US office will be the organisation’s second international office following the opening of CSIRO Chile in 2011.

We expect the CSIRO office will open in the Bay Area, San Francisco in the first half of 2017.

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