CSIRO US is open for business

By CSIRO

1 February 2017

We're taking our relationship with the US to the next level as we open our new office in Silicon Valley. Image: Jesse Hawley

We’re taking our relationship with the US to the next level as we open our new office in Silicon Valley. Image: Jesse Hawley

It’s with great excitement that we share some news with our nearest and dearest (you) – we have a new home-away-from-home in the United States of America!

We do have to admit though that they aren’t our only international love – we already collaborate with over 3000 partners in more than 80 countries (not to mention our offices in Chile!). But even though our research has already lead to scientific breakthroughs that benefit billions of people every day – from 3D printed body parts to gluten free barley,  our team of over 5000 experts want these benefits to be even bigger and better than ever before, and to do that we need to take our amazing innovations to a larger market.

Our new US office will build upon the many wonderful years we’ve already had together, from our CDSCC (Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex) in Canberra that acts as a vital communications gateway between deep space crafts and NASA mission teams, to our R&D laboratories in Brisbane and Melbourne, established to collaborate with Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company.

So why the US?

Well, they’re already our largest co-publication partner with 682 joint publications, not to mention the fact that they’re also our largest industry partner too (they help us generate 70% of our international revenue). Because of this, our research is being shared globally. But the biggest benefit for Australian science will come from giving our researchers access to a much larger market. Not only will a larger market allow us to feed profits back into our work Down Under, but it will also help us gain access to new markets too.

One market we’ve already made a global impact in is sleep apnoea devices. Working together with Oventus, we helped established a state of the art 3D printing facility in Victoria. Our partnership helped fulfil a crucial need for the 25% of men and 9% of women that suffer from sleep apnoea in Australia. Oventus’ success has enabled them to recently launch into the US market, impacting health and well-being on a global scale. Our work in the global market place is already benefiting Australian industries, and our US office will provide even more opportunities for Australian innovation to shine.

We’re working hard to get office doors open within the next couple of months – but don’t worry, we’re already open for business! You can find out more about our work global work here.