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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

As Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst, CSIRO solves the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.

We work with organisations large and small, delivering world-leading research and development solutions to help their business innovate, improve and grow.

CSIRO's research in the agrifood sector delivers impact through an integrated gene to plate approach. Our research is increasing productivity and efficiencies at the farm level, improving the quality and yield of Australian crops, tackling biosecurity risks, developing innovative food processing technologies, creating new value-added foods, and developing the nation’s livestock, aquaculture and fishery industries.

CSIRO’s experts, state-of-the-art facilities, and a global collaborative research network brings together the best and brightest minds to drive strategic growth and overcome unique business challenges.

Driven to create and facilitate societal, environmental and economic impact, we work with organisations across all major sectors and at all stages of the innovation lifecycle from strategic advice and planning, research and development, through to commercialisation and funding.

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Innovative plastic mulch alternative set to increase crop water productivity by 30%

CSIRO’s latest invention, TranspiratiONal, a spray-on polymer membrane will help farmers increase crop yield and save water, but with fewer inputs and less environmental impact.

 

Farmers across the world have used plastic mulch films to intensify crop production since the 1960s. Applying a thin plastic film to rows of crops has proven short-term benefits, boosting yields by moderating soil temperature, maintaining soil moisture and reducing weed competition. TranspiratiONal, a Sprayable Biodegradable Polymer Membrane (SBPM) technology is CSIRO’s response to this global challenge.

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    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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Multiple industries

Queensland Agriculture Low Emissions Challenge

Opportunity for

  • Solution providers, innovators, creative thinkers, people with technical experience and know how that are interested in new ways of doing things, novel technologies, market mechanisms, or actions to overcome barriers to practice change
  • Established, as well as early-stage ideas are welcome.
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    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner

  • Express interest by

    11:59pm (AEST), Friday 24 September 2021

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-4)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
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Grains

Ultra low gluten barley, known as Kebari

Opportunity for

  • Companies interested in developing new low gluten/gluten free barley food, beverage products including beer as well as malt products.

 

 

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    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
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Forestry

Low cost charcoal production

Opportunity for

  • Companies interested in developing charcoal manufacturing facilities
  • Companies interested in charcoal for green metal production

 

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    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-4)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
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Multiple industries

Adjustable wheel for robotics

Opportunity for

  • Companies developing mobile robotic products and wheel manufacturers
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    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Licensing

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5-7)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).
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Multiple industries

Fast and efficient processing of hyperspectral images

Opportunity for

  • Food safety companies delivering imaging products and services
  • Companies interested in or using remote sensing technologies to develop or deliver products and services
  • Security companies delivering imaging products and services
  • Companies using platforms (drones / robotics) using hyperspectral cameras
  • Led by

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Licensing

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5-7)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).

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