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Rialtas na hÉireann | Government of Ireland

A National Conversation on Research in Ireland

Tell us your idea for what researchers in Ireland should explore 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 opportunities and 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?


26th October, 8pm - 10pm

Our Natural Environment – Creating Community Biodiversity

Myshall Muintir Na Tíre, Myshall Community Centre

The main focus is to inform attendees of what is meant by Biodiversity, the Sustainable Goals and Creating our Future Research programme

November 2021

Public Symposium

Creating Our Future

The Expert Committees will have been collecting your ideas and begun formulating the Creating Our Future report. The public symposium will bring together representatives from all walks of Irish life to discuss the work of the expert committees.

2nd November, 12pm - 1:30pm

PPI Ignite Network Launch

PPI Ignite Network

Ms. Anne Rabbitte, Minister of State at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and at the Department of Health to officially launch the Network at this online event. The PPI Ignite Network provides leadership to public and patient involvement (PPI) in research across Ireland, Public and patient involvement (PPI) in research (PPI) means that the people most likely to be impacted by research results are involved through out planning and conducting research and sharing the research results.

At the launch event (via Zoom) you will find out more about the PPI Ignite Network and to hear the aspirations and ambitions of PPI contributors, charities, researchers and the research funders on the launch of the Network.

The launch will provide an interactive opportunity to consider PPI topics of relevance for future research, in conjunction with the Creating our Future initiative.

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October 19, 2021

WATCH: Creating Our Future How To Get Involved

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Creating Our Future is an opportunity for you to tell us what researchers in Ireland should explore to create a better future. Watch this clip for...

October 14, 2021

Minister Harris announces Emer O’Neill, Luke O’Neill and...

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Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris, TD,  today announced three ambassadors for the Creating...

October 7, 2021

Expert Committee established to assist Creating Our Future

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An Expert Committee has been established to lead the analysis and interpretation of ideas submitted by the public as part of the Creating Our Future...