The CSIR's 70 year-plus track record is one of many technological innovations and successful interventions. All of these breakthroughs and highlights first started as a project or part of a project in one of our laboratories or research groups. Read more about ongoing or recently completed CSIR projects.
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The CSIR has developed face, body and number plate recognition technology for the biometric verification of individuals, recording of activities and reporting of incidences or events.
The CSIR is involved in an ongoing initiative aimed at supporting government (in particular, local government) and other role players, including the private sector, with making informed decisions r
CSIR researchers have worked with the Department of Water and Sanitation to determine how much water is being used by farmers in KwaZulu-Natal and how much is required for irrigation, commercial fo
The project aims to develop and enhance the CSIR’s existing geophysics capabilities to allow for an increased capability and offering in applied mining geophysics and the emerging field of hydrogeo
South Africa exhibits one of the most carbon-intensive electricity supply systems in the world and is currently in a transition towards one which is less carbon-intensive.
The project seeks to find a suitable technique, or a combination of techniques, to measure the different compounds found in diesel engine emissions.
CSIR researchers are exploring the synthesis, modification and composting of porous carbonaceous materials for hydrogen storage applications.