Rialtas na hÉireann | Government of Ireland

A National Conversation on Research in Ireland

Tell us what researchers in Ireland can do to create a better future

What is it?

Creating Our Future is an opportunity for everyone in Ireland to give ideas on how to make our country better for all. From science, the environment, health and education to poverty, the arts, diversity and inclusion - all ideas are welcome that can inspire researchers to help make a better future for Ireland.

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Why are we doing it?

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance and value of research and innovation in our lives. As a forward-thinking country, we must ask how research can help meet the challenges facing our society over the coming years. Creating our Future opens up this question to all. Your ideas will inspire research projects that make a positive impact on our wellbeing.

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What is the process?

Upcoming Events

24th to 26th September 2021

HumanLab @ Electric Picnic

Creating Our Future

The Human Lab at Electric Picnic 2021 will manifest itself as a colourful, bold and brand new STEM engagement hub at Electric Picnic – Ireland’s biggest annual outdoor music and arts festival.

September 2021

Curiosity Roadshow

Creating Our Future

Creating Our Future will be taking to the road and visiting towns across Ireland. Bringing the local community together with members of the research community to grab a cuppa and discuss what the local community would like researchers to do to create a better future for their home town.

2nd October 2021

Digital Encounters with the Past

Irish Research Council

IRC researchers using digital technologies to visualise history.