In Australia, a new $100 million research facility focused on solving some of Australia’s biggest challenges across agriculture, the environment and the digital world was opened by CSIRO in the Australian Capital Territory. The Synergy Building features 15,000 square meters of modern lab and office accommodation housing 500 scientists focused on areas including future crops, natural resources, climate science and data or digital solutions.
The building will form the centerpiece of the Black Mountain Science and Innovation Park and take the ACT one step closer to delivering the vision for a world-leading National Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Precinct.
State-of-the-art labs will conduct cutting edge research in areas including developing crops to feed a growing world, next-generation cotton, water and climate management and data and smart-system solutions. Researchers from CSIRO Business Units Data61, Agriculture and Food, Land and Water, Minerals, Energy, and Oceans and Atmosphere will be located within the facility.