The mandate of the CSIR ties us to work that truly matters. We are about supporting industrial development and competitiveness in the country, as well as the creation of a capable state. Simply put, we touch people’s lives through innovation.

In this edition of ScienceScope, we share four case studies in which the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative has helped industry to improve its competitiveness.

Read about some of the impactful research and development undertaken at the CSIR.

Stories about the achievements of our people, our research and technological breakthroughs, partnerships, as well as the licensing of our technologies.

The CSIR is acutely aware of the important role of infrastructure in innovation. This edition of ScienceScope focuses on CSIR facilities and large-scale equipment and how this infrastructure can contribute to industry competitiveness.

The CSIR has taken a strategic decision to reposition its innovation portfolio to make a direct contribution to industrial development.

The CSIR is committed to supporting small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). In this edition of ScienceScope, the different aspects of the CSIR's support to SMMEs are outlined.

The CSIR's strength lies in the quality of scientists, researchers and support staff it attracts, the opportunities it creates for career development, its commitment to excellence and working together to create a better future through science.

This ScienceScope edition features reflections by a former CEO on aspects of the organisation’s history since its establishment in 1945 and its significant re-orientation during the last 20 years.

Using its multidisciplinary skills, the CSIR cooperates with the private and public sectors to foster scientific and industrial development. This ScienceScope edition features partnerships in areas such as energy, health, industry, the natural and built environments, and defence and security.