CSIRO’s USA office to provide commercialisation gateway for Australian manufacturers

CSIRO takes flight in the US (credit: Jesse Hawley)

In a move to help Australian manufacturers to scale up their technologies quickly internationally, the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Office (CSIRO) has announced it is opening a new office in the USA.

The opening of the new office is part of the federal government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, which aims to foster a national culture of innovation in Australia.

CSIRO Global general manager Nigel Warren said that the new office will create new commercialisation opportunities for Australian technologies.

“CSIRO will support the Australian government and partner with the research sector and business – playing the role of Australia’s innovation catalyst on a global scale,” Warren said.

“This means we can amplify the impact of CSIRO technology and open the door for other Australian researchers, businesses and start-ups to realise more commercial value from their great innovations by taking them into a bigger market.”

CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall added that Australian industry needed to go global to increase innovation.

“To accelerate innovation rates in Australia we need to accelerate international engagement, especially in regions where there is a significant opportunity to return value to Australia. From this point of view the US is a no brainer,” Marshall said.