Case studies

​The following customer stories and factsheets help to show how scientific research and development programmes and initiatives are benefitting and helping Australian businesses and industries to be more productive and competitive.

Assistance from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

CSIRO partner with small and large companies, government and industry in Australia and around the world.

Below are some examples of CSIRO initiatives that are benefitting a range of Australian industries:

Helping the mining industry with more efficient mineral exploration

CSIRO has developed a new suite of mineral maps of Australia’s land surface, which are enabling mining companies to increase the efficiency and viability of their exploration efforts.

Read the full story on the CSIRO website.

Helping building owners to reduce energy consumption

CSIRO is helping building owners in Australia and the United States reduce their energy consumption by 10 to 20 per cent.

Read the full story on the CSIRO website.

Helping the prawn industry

CSIRO and partners have perfected a prawn feed additive to help build a more sustainable and efficient prawn industry.

Read the full story on the CSIRO website.

Zebedee - 3D mapping made easy

CSIRO has developed laser technology to reliably map environments in 3D that will benefit a range of and industries and applications such as manufacturing, mine mapping, heritage sites, law enforcement and security.

Read the full story on the CSIRO website.

WASP: Wireless Ad hoc System for Positioning technology

WASP is a highly accurate wireless position location system that works where current global positioning system (GPS) satellites can’t reach, such as underground and indoors.

Read the full story on the CSIRO website​.

Assistance from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Housing Australia's nuclear science experts and major infrastructure in one location places ANSTO in a unique position to operate as a commercial partner supporting Australian business and industry. ANSTO is always looking at identifying new opportunities for Australian industry and works across areas such as health, environmental science, materials and nuclear science.

Some case studies on the ANSTO website include:

Helping Australian industry improve railway reliability

Providing modern manufacturing for the steel industry

Studying Sydney’s air pollution

Studying groundwater resources in the Pilbara, Western Australia

Understanding progression rates in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

For more information visit the ANSTO website.

Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive Programme

The R&D Tax Incentive program is a broad-based, market driven incentive accessible to all industry sectors. It provides a targeted tax offset to support Australian companies to be more innovative, productive and competitive in the global marketplace.

Early stage Australian drug development company Paranta Biosciences Limited (Paranta) is developing a potentially life-saving biotherapeutic derived from a naturally occurring glycoprotein found in many cells in the body. Read the full customer story on

Send in the Agents! – An integrated pest management systems are fighting for farmers, keeping at bay pests that threaten quality and yield of valuable crops. Read the full customer story under 'Regional' on

Packing a mango punch – Northern Territory mango packing business W.E. Pack Pty Ltd is researching and developing a software package that will take the guesswork out of its operations and could set a new benchmark for similar businesses across Australia and perhaps, even the world. Read the full customer story on

For a comprehensive list of customer stories from the R&D Tax Incentive, visit

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