Reference materials

Following is a list of publications relating to CSIRO compiled by the CSIRO History Project.


Upstill, G.; Symington, D. Generating new companies from CSIRO technology. Canberra, ACT: CSIRO Office of the Deputy Chief Executive (Commercial); 1999-08.


CSIRO. A guide for CSIRO staff to CSIRO commercial practice

Upstill, G. & Wellink, S. J. Knowledge management and continuing change in CSIRO.


Thorburn, L. Technology transfer through spinoff companies: CSIRO – 1985 to 1995

Upstill, G. Creating wealth for Australia: CSIRO and the manufacturing sector

Upstill G. & Sultech. Putting a value on informal industry contacts with CSIRO


CSIRO. Towards successful support for Australia’s small and medium-sized enterprises


Sirospun: the economic gains from Sirospun technology (ABARE Report 92.5)


Stocker, J. W. CSIRO on the Move. Science and Technology: Creating Wealth for Australia’ NSTAG Forum Report, pp. 31-40


CSIRO Corporate Services Dept. Commercial relationships with CSIRO: CSIRO’s commercialisation policy

CSIRO. Commercialisation of CSIRO’s expertise and intellectual property: Suggested criteria for CSIRO research and business managers


CSIRO. Assessing the commercial prospects for research : Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, final report

CSIRO Research Evaluation Committee. CSIRO report of the Institute model study : final, August 1987


Boardman, N. K. Strategic research for industrial applications: an address by Dr Keith Boardman, Chairman of CSIRO, to the Australian Industrial Research Group’s Annual Symposium, Adelaide, 17 February 1986.


Schedvin, B. & Trace, K. Historical Directory of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization 1926 to 1976: CSIRO, Canberra