CSIRO takes on Silicon Valley

CSIRO will set up its San Francisco office later this year. 



By Anthony Wallace

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop, recently announced a plan to boost innovation overseas with the landmark opening of a CSIRO office in the United States.

The new office to be known as CSIRO US will be strategically placed in San Francisco to promote Australian innovation and drive scientific and industrial engagement in the United States.

It is expected the new CSIRO office will open in the Bay Area of San Francisco, alongside the world’s most influential tech companies. The move aims to capitalise on the CSIRO’s existing strong relationships with science and industry leaders including NASA, Bayer LLP and Boeing.

CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall described the move as a ‘no brainer’: “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,” he said.


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This story first appeared in Spatial Source. 

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