The Future Science Platform

Responsible Innovation Future Science Platform

The Responsible Innovation (RI) Future Science Platform (FSP) is a program of research that assesses the potential risks, benefits and uncertainties of future science and technology and ensures socially responsible science and technology is designed and delivered for all Australians.

Building on CSIRO’s existing social science capability, we examine the significant policy, regulatory and ethical challenges presented by novel and disruptive innovations and technologies, which if left unresolved, could hinder progress and innovation needed for future science to deliver benefits to society and future generations. In order to do this successfully, we integrate our tried and tested evaluation and assessment scientific methodologies and processes, and apply new criteria that are purpose-built for these emerging areas.

CSIRO’s Future Science Platforms

CSIRO’s FSPs are an investment in science that underpins innovation and that has the potential to help reinvent and create new industries for Australia. FSPs will see us grow the capability of a new generation of researchers and attract the best students and experts to work with us on future science in Australia. They are a multi-year, multi-disciplinary investment in our collective future, bringing CSIRO and our partners together to work on the big ideas.

About Future Science Platforms

Our people

Learn more about the RI FSP’s researchers, support staff, Steering Committee, and other researchers and scholars.

Our people