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Statement of Expectations index

Minister’s Statement of Expectations

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Drive innovation and technology development. Foster a strong science and research base

Objective 1: Conduct and encourage the uptake of world-class scientific research

Apply science and technology and resolve national challenges to benefit all Australians

Function 1.1: Conduct and facilitate the uptake of excellent scientific and technology solutions to deliver impact to the nation

Function 1.1: Conduct and facilitate the uptake of excellent scientific and technology solutions to deliver impact to the nation

Maintain position as a world leader and progress key policy objectives

Function 1.2: Connect to global science, technology and innovation to access new opportunities for Australian innovation

Resolving national challenges for a competitive Australia

Function 1.1: Conduct and facilitate the uptake of excellent scientific and technology solutions to deliver impact to the nation

Function 1.1: Conduct and facilitate the uptake of excellent scientific and technology solutions to deliver impact to the nation

Work collaboratively across the science, research and innovation system, including with industry and research agencies, to ensure research aligns with emerging priority areas

Function 1.1: Conduct and facilitate the uptake of excellent scientific and technology solutions to deliver impact to the nation

Advancing the Government’s policy priorities

Advice for government

Play a central role in translating science and technology into products and services that benefit Australia and enhance productivity, prosperity and quality of life

Function 1.3: Manage funding directed to industrial scientific research activities, commercialisation of technologies and assistance to industry through research collaboration and capacity building

Working collaboratively to advance Australian industry

Increase collaboration and innovation performance with businesses, engage with the Chief Scientist of Australia and Government initiatives, including the Industry Growth Centres Initiatives, Entrepreneurs’ Programme and Cooperative Research Centres

Cooperative Research Centres

Work with the best global researchers and companies, leverage international relationships and make Australia attractive to global companies

Function 1.2: Connect to global science, technology and innovation to access new opportunities for Australian innovation

Partner with the Australian Space Agency on scientific research, technology and translation elements to support the Australian Civil Space Strategy

Celebrating 50 years since Apollo 11

Managing research infrastructure and national facilities

Maximise use of major research infrastructure. Encourage industry access and use

Function 3.1: Ensure utilisation of national facilities and collections

Translation of research and commercialisation

Help bridge the gap between Australia’s R&D and industry outcomes. Support SMEs

Working with SMEs to develop capability and support innovation

Update on progress of the CSIRO Innovation Fund and SME Connect

Investing in innovative Australian companies

Investing in innovative Australian companies

Maintain an intellectual property and research translation framework to support commercialisation of outcomes

Encouraging or facilitating the application or utilisation of results

Embracing the digital economy

Support Australia’s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities

Advice for government

Comply with Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Four Cyber Security Mitigation Strategies

Embedding security into all information management technology services

Enhance Australia’s preparedness and resilience to cyber security threats (Data61)

Security

Promoting STEM careers and STEM equity

Continue promoting STEM careers, equity and awareness

Generation STEM program

Identify STEM skills gaps from Australia’s transition to a digital economy

Objective 2: Mobilise and develop the best talent for the benefit of Australia

Driving your organisation’s performance

Results

Legislative requirements

Review performance measures consistent with legislation and Commonwealth funding

Management and accountability

Sustainable operations

Ensure CSIRO’s long-term operational and financial sustainability

Agency staff and health

Drive scientific excellence by providing training and appropriate incentives

Function 4.1: Ensure a vibrant, safe and positive culture in CSIRO

Provide a safe and positive working environment; reduce workplace injuries

Health, safety and wellbeing

Develop appropriate risk management policies and protocols

Reviewing and improving our risk management

Communication of CSIRO’s science and research

Promote CSIRO’s scientific work. Ensure publications are openly available

Science excellence

Working with my department and office

Work closely with the department, including development of metrics

Delivering government programs

Keep Minister and department informed

Ministerial directions and notifications

Develop Corporate Plan and Annual Report

CSIRO Executive Management