Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation CSIRO _2316016a-1ff3-4a25-a777-6d37ec2488ef Australia has a strong capability in scientific research and development that delivers ongoing economic, social and environmental benefits and provides science and technology solutions relevant to current and emerging national challenges and opportunities. _d90dafc5-37c6-4b17-896c-78197c0a683e To carry out scientific research for any of the following purposes: • assisting Australian industry; • furthering the interests of the Australian community; • contributing to the achievement of Australian national objectives or the performance of the national and international responsibilities of the Commonwealth; • any other purpose determined by the Minister; [and] to encourage or facilitate the application or utilisation of the results of such research. _afd543de-92a8-4f4a-8964-c42f96a0a77a Focus We address the major scientific challenges and opportunities for Australia with a focus on delivering quality science that makes a real difference to people’s lives. Partnerships We are part of the global scientific community and in strong partnerships with universities, other science agencies and industry we bring to bear the latest science discoveries and advances in technology to tackle the social, economic and environmental challenges that face Australia. Outward Looking We are an outward-looking and unified One-CSIRO, making full use of our collective and diverse strengths and growing our impact and relevance as a trusted source of independent scientific advice that offers practical solutions in service to the nation. Unified One-CSIRO Growing Impact Service to the Nation National Challenges By addressing national challenges and opportunities faster and better, by accelerating and expanding our Flagships and by focusing on partnerships nationally and internationally, we will find new solutions to big problems in water, energy, climate, health, industry, and the environment. _ba3c9a34-c5a0-425b-96d3-16a83d38a0d6 1 Accelerating and Expanding Flagships Grow targeted National Flagships to more rapidly address key national challenges and opportunities. _5b0ed923-ab3f-471c-b1dd-dc512ff402a3 1.1.1 Aspiration: Grow targeted National Flagships to more rapidly address key national challenges and opportunities. Activities: • Water for a Healthy Country Flagship – Accelerate the Water Resources Observation Network for improved decision-making around Australia’s water • Energy Transformed Flagship – Expand the transport fuels area for cost effective and low-emissions energy security • Preventative-Health Flagship – Focus on the obesity program to help address the national obesity crisis including childhood obesity • Wealth from Oceans Flagship – Incorporate sustainable fisheries research • New Flagships – Establish the Climate Adaptation, Minerals Down Under and Niche Manufacturing Flagships Outcomes: • Three new Flagships established and delivering in the targeted areas of climate change adaptation, minerals and manufacturing • Delivery of practical solutions from existing Flagships has been expanded, for example in the areas of low emission transport fuels and childhood obesity • Flagships are increasingly efficient and effective in the delivery of their goals 992dafb7-4b56-42eb-957a-cf686eb5b9d2 6a1c64f9-47ac-4360-937b-6b51b902631c Growing Flagship Collaborations Accelerate our delivery of Flagship goals by increasing the level of collaboration with world-leading research partners, both nationally and internationally. _4980f4d2-b3f7-4e3b-928d-114970be0c93 1.1.2 Aspiration: Accelerate our delivery of Flagship goals by increasing the level of collaboration with world leading partners, both nationally and internationally. Activities: • Increase collaboration across the National Innovation System to broaden the scope of collaborative projects as part of existing and new Flagship initiatives by: • Extending existing collaborative programs and other talent and industry focused initiatives • Broadening the CSIRO Postdoctoral Program and provide for more early-career high-achieving scientists and further develop our mid-career scientists • Creating a Smart Small to Medium Enterprise Program that will better integrate these enterprises in the delivery and utilisation of Flagship technologies. Outcomes: • An increased number of Australian students, mid career scientists, science leaders & international researchers working on major national challenges and opportunities aligned with Flagship goals • A wider impact from Flagship programs through broader collaboration, especially through Small to Medium Enterprise partnerships 3d2dba04-a8a0-49b2-a822-98a7ced88f4f be631618-cd41-41e2-a8c9-c6e93f7c4ab4 Building Major Partnerships Boost science capability to achieve more effective science and technology solutions for the Australian community, industry and the environment through targeted partnering, alliances and ventures. _f68e517e-31c6-4a5e-8fab-ae6aef6c1670 1.2.1 Aspiration: Boost science capability to achieve more effective science and technology solutions for the Australian community, industry and the environment through targeted partnering, alliances and ventures. Activities such as: • The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research – A joint research operation with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to underpin national solutions to our climate change challenges • National security initiative – A CSIRO contribution to the Public Agencies Collaborative Counter-Terrorism Program • Biosecurity network – CSIRO science underpinning the outcomes of the emerging Australian Biosecurity System • Square Kilometre Array – Intensify work with national and global partners to maximise outcomes for Australian science, industry and society from its engagement in the international program • Other focused activities such as – Energy alliances: engagement in the Western Australia Energy Research Alliance, the Australian Gas Centre and hydrogen technology cluster; partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology around the Water Resources Observation Network; Sports technologies: partnering with the Australian Institute of Sport to develop world leading and innovative solutions for our elite athletes Outcomes: • An increased number of strategic research partnerships, delivering solutions to national challenges and opportunities • Technologies are developed and deployed more quickly and effectively to Australian society 0dbaa4b8-5550-4cdc-a200-b0674994dd26 998b421c-7a8d-4bf9-935f-18baacbb18d4 Developing Science Hubs through Co-locations Continue to build nationally significant integrated clusters of science capabilities with others in the National Innovation System to facilitate the development of critical mass, to help enhance science delivery for Australia. _b5998e77-1640-4d70-8d00-a71be3180f8d 1.2.2 Aspiration: Continue to build nationally significant integrated clusters of science capabilities with others in the National Innovation System to facilitate the development of critical mass, to help enhance science delivery for Australia. Activities such as: Identification of Science Hub opportunities – We will collaborate with other members of the National Innovation System to identify and build existing and new clusters around key capabilities, for example: • Minerals and Chemistry Precinct at Waterford, Western Australia • Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies – Mining cluster in Pullenvale, Queensland • Clayton Consolidation – Niche manufacturing and climate sciences cluster in Clayton, Victoria • Tropical Science and Innovation Precinct – Tropical cluster in Townsville, Queensland • Australian Resources Research Centre in Western Australia. Outcomes: • Increased access to world-class research infrastructure by CSIRO, universities and industry results in more effective scientific collaborations and delivery • Better and faster development and adoption of technology through additional physical co-location and partnerships • Improved alignment of capital investment to priority research areas • Operating and capital cost-efficiencies realised through sharing of research and support resources 789faed8-2111-4cda-a6a7-fbb9eaa93717 fb2458b4-9c69-4c6a-a3b2-06e8fee25c8f Discovery and Delivery By focusing and strengthening our core science capability we will enhance the quality and the transformational potential of our science, while also improving the sustainability of our national facilities and collections. By improving our delivery of science through better business practices, accelerated adoption process and enhancing communication, we will also increase our impact in Australian society. _dcd969da-d882-4cfa-92b2-2bf395375d63 2 Progressing Science Direction Setting Continue to focus CSIRO’s science investment, capability development and performance in areas of greatest impact and relevance. _9411398f-e88e-4466-9a47-3aaa8b6e4d63 2.1.1 Aspiration: Continue to focus CSIRO’s science investment, capability development and performance in areas of greatest impact and relevance. Activities: • Embed science direction setting – Embed and improve the science investment mechanisms set up under the 2003-07 Strategy including building on cross-cutting science strategies (ie. manufacturing, bioeconomy, agricultural sustainability) • Capability development – Implement coordinated capability planning and development (including skills renewal) to address current and future needs in support of science directions • Science excellence – Continue to develop mechanisms which support and promote CSIRO’s scientific excellence for future impact • Whole-of-investment approach – Finalise integration of the Science Investment Process with other organisational processes (including path to impact and market) • International engagement – Develop a more deliberate approach to international collaboration Outcomes: • Increased scale and quality of CSIRO science • Increased targeting of investment to develop scientific capability most relevant for Australia • CSIRO’s distinctive and complementary roles with other players in the National Innovation System is clearly established and duplications minimised 236c2948-9fc6-4bbe-9bea-6f6b19768e27 8924d415-7992-45a7-bd76-3587b7180bc2 Building Transformational Capability Platforms Ensure long-term sustainability and future impact of the organisation by strengthening vital cross-organisational capabilities in transformational biology, advanced materials, computational and simulation sciences, and sensor network technologies. • Transformational biology – Combining human, plant, and animal biology with genomics, phenomics, and whole-ofsystem approaches • Materials science – Combining physics, engineering, chemistry and biology to develop the materials of the future • Computational and simulation sciences – Building broad scale capability and applications across CSIRO’s diverse areas of activity • Sensor network technologies – Transforming our ability to monitor and control our environment _ed1669c7-0517-49fc-960b-e603f6ee696e 2.1.2 Aspiration: Ensure long-term sustainability and future impact of the organisation by strengthening vital cross-organisational capabilities in transformational biology, advanced materials, computational and simulation sciences and sensor network technologies. Activities: • Targeted capability renewal in four cross-organisational platforms • Transformational biology – Science programs that combine human, plant, and animal biology with genomics, phenomics and whole-ofsystem approaches • Materials science – Building large-scale programs that combine physics, engineering, chemistry and biology to develop the materials of the future • Computational and simulation sciences – Develop broad-scale computation capability for diverse and practical applications for industry and community • Sensor network technologies – Combine scientific expertise for large-scale deployment of sensor applications Outcomes: • CSIRO is prepared for, and can respond to, the next big Australian challenge or opportunity • Strong capability platforms (people, skills, networks, facilities) have been established in transformational biology, materials science, computational and simulation sciences and sensor network technologies 3c821236-b1eb-4a26-aeaf-f0a2c8877e94 0efe2779-4b40-4d3d-b256-9dde42470b19 Ensuring Sustainable National Facilities and Collections Management and delivery of national and international research infrastructure that underpins the CSIRO and National Innovation System research portfolio. _3d07e065-442d-4604-8bf6-9ba6d07e5efb 2.1.3 Aspiration: Management and delivery of national and international research infrastructure that underpins the CSIRO and National Innovation System research portfolio. Activities: • Australian Animal Health Laboratory – Build diagnostic capability and longer term sustainability for a safe Australia • Marine Research Vessel – Update ageing facility to address key questions of the marine environment • Australian Telescope National Facility – Operate Australia’s national radio astronomy facilities to position Australia for the Square Kilometre Array and in line with key partnerships (see 1.2.1) • CSIRO biological collections – Coordinate the management of Australia’s national biological collections, digitise them, and introduce a sustainable model for long-term curation, research value and opportunities Outcomes: • Increased and more widespread access to, and utilisation of, National Facilities and Collections • National research infrastructure continues to deliver long-term high-impact benefit to Australia • The National Facilities and Collections are financially sustainable 37f0c81e-c0c2-4728-b8e3-0072c5434a3d 54358a94-c9ef-428f-a033-9ad657eabd8f Developing our Business A step-change improvement in our business relationships to ensure effective science and technology uptake, sustainably. _9d12c5da-9175-4d96-aa02-1ea3dc8ce01f 2.2.1 Aspiration: A step-change improvement in our business relationships to ensure effective science and technology uptake, sustainably. Activities: • Relationship management – Embed a customer service culture and develop multi-level client engagement systems and networks • Build business development capability: • enhance our business processes, customer information management and networks for better decision-making, organisation-wide • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the deployment of business development resources through skills development and training • International engagement – develop a more deliberate and focused approach to international business engagement. • Small to Medium Enterprise engagement – Increase impact for small to medium enterprises through a range of support programs Outcomes: • Clients and key partners will have stronger and more productive relationships with CSIRO • Significant international connections will enhance Australia’s access to global research and technology • Substantive engagement with Small to Medium Enterprises will contribute to more effective technology adoption • CSIRO’s revenue streams from external engagement will grow d73c2716-df79-4ece-a7ba-02ebc9825d25 c4d465ee-444b-4707-96f2-33845e5c1c08 Accelerating Science and Technology Transfer Ensure effective technology transfer to partners by developing flexible and fast adoption pathways. _0492a58d-edf6-44d4-9fcc-a6767d45d819 2.2.2 Aspiration: Ensure effective technology transfer to partners by continuing to develop flexible and fast adoption pathways. Activities: • Business model clarity – Develop and use a whole-of-system customised approach to the engagement model with our partners • Paths to impact – Develop a wider range of flexible delivery mechanisms for transferring CSIRO technologies to end users, in a timely, more transparent and effective way • Investment and Business Development interaction – Ensure closer linkages between investment decisions and path to market plans • IP management – Create a principled framework for IP rights, protection and engagement with our partners, which is capable of adapting to sectoral needs • Commercialisation – Build from a strong foundation of improved commercialisation processes to increase impact and adoption Outcomes: • Better and faster technology uptake and adoption, with corresponding increased satisfaction from our clients and partners • CSIRO’s reputation for effective delivery of quality S&T outcomes will grow as a result of enhanced knowledge management (including IP practices and promotion) • Appropriate returns from the transfer and commercialisation of CSIRO IP will continue to increase, for investment back into our science c7b2547b-752b-46e3-9735-7e6bd57e335a 5625a049-870d-47d6-86a6-a34bd99573ce Enhancing Communications Promote the contribution of science in driving innovation and support the delivery of societal benefit from CSIRO science. _ab376f94-af5a-4993-94f0-9d0ffbc3a9a4 2.2.3 Aspiration: Promote the contribution of science in driving innovation and support the delivery of societal benefit from CSIRO science. Activities: • Strategic Prioritisation – Align communication and marketing resources to assist in the achievement of enterprise goals and the delivery of theme outcomes • Productive Partnerships – Actively position CSIRO as a responsive, collaborative and innovative global partner • Education and Outreach – Foster interest in science and understanding of its value in the Australian community • Science to Inform Decisions – Inform public debate on national and international science-related issues and provide input to policy processes Outcomes: • The Australian community and education sector have an increased appreciation of the value of science and science-based solutions • CSIRO’s reputation is enhanced as an internationally-respected scientific enterprise and a source of trusted advice to governments, industry and the community a22efc47-1479-4e70-b7d5-cf0c65359268 f1002376-d612-4398-8858-13a49de60ec5 One-CSIRO Foundations By strengthening our enterprise and enhancing operational excellence, we will: foster an innovative, collaborative, and performance-based environment; develop and adopt common systems, structures and processes that support our matrix enterprise; and renew our focus on occupational health and safety. _81ab7ab6-84ba-4a55-a5a4-9f8bc9d704cf 3 Nurturing our Innovative Culture Foster a safe environment where innovation, collaboration, flexibility and performance flourish. _a93fd477-9429-446b-8176-1cb7e90d5187 3.1.1 Aspiration: Foster a safe environment where innovation, collaboration, flexibility and performance flourish. Activities: • Clarification of Values and Actions – Articulate what we value at CSIRO and the behaviours to successfully implement our strategy • Align performance and recognition processes – Clarify what we value and our behavioural expectations and incorporate these in our performance management, rewards, consequences and recognition systems • Increase organisational agility – Maximise our capacity to deliver wide ranging outcomes • Corporate responsibility programs – Move to the next level in Health, Safety and Environment practices to ensure a safe, healthy and environmentally responsible enterprise • People Development – Building the excellence of our workforce through proactive recruitment and retention, career and leadership development and diversity Outcomes: • Staff are clear about their roles and responsibilities and how their individual actions deliver to CSIRO’s objectives • Everyday behaviours reflect our six key messages, core purpose and what we value at CSIRO • CSIRO acts as an innovative, collaborative, outcome focused and outward-looking organisation • Customers see a fully consistent and coherent approach by CSIRO c43eb068-16d0-4d69-a4f4-fe01a867765f 530d194f-6f72-40c3-9bf3-ea6551897404 Working Effectively and Efficiently in our Enterprise Utilise common systems, structures and improved processes to support our matrix operations and optimise the use of our facilities, equipment and information assets. _da7d8a45-4eaa-4f4a-8218-cdea0008a703 3.1.2 Aspiration: Utilise common systems, structures and improved processes to support our matrix operations and optimise the use of our facilities, equipment and information assets. Activities: • Implement the ‘matrix’ environment – Define and implement CSIRO’s matrix roles, responsibilities and accountabilities • Capability management – Clear and consistent processes for maintaining and building essential capabilities • Next-generation information management – Improve utilisation of data and information assets for science data/information; projects and portfolios; people, technology and infrastructure assets • Enterprise processes – Delivering organisation-wide systems and processes that increase the effectiveness and efficiency of support services, including the Business Processes and Enabling Technology Replacement (BETR) program • Project management – Refine and ensure full implementation of CSIRO’s approach to project management • Coordinated change programs – Ensure a coordinated approach to implementation of critical change initiatives Outcomes: • Smoother and more effective operations of our core business, with reduced transaction costs • Clarity for staff around performance expectations, with corresponding quality and transparent performance management • Continuously increasing cross-disciplinary work in CSIRO • Safer, healthier and more environmentally responsible research programs e2106c79-c2ba-49f1-aaed-25dcfc7cf6f1 102e99c0-9500-45d0-9619-e2059180ebe5 2007-01-01 2011-12-31 2010-02-08 http://www.csiro.au/files/files/pfet.pdf Arthur Colman (www.drybridge.com) colman@drybridge.com Submit error.