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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?

Events

29th November, 1-2pm

Creating Our Future presents: An online fireside chat with Emilie Pine

Online

Join host Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society, Science Foundation Ireland for an in-depth conversation with Emilie Pine, Professor of Modern Drama at UCD, and author of the no. 1 non-fiction bestseller Notes to Self, about her work, the importance of research for the Arts & Humanities and what will make a better future for Ireland.

The online event, part of the Creating Our Future campaign, will feature a one-on-one-conversation between Emilie and host Ruth, with an interactive brainstorming session.

Register for this free event here.

The webinar is organised by Creating Our Future in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy

ABOUT CREATING OUR FUTURE

Creating Our Future is a is a Government of Ireland campaign to stimulate a national conversation that generates ideas from the public to inform the direction of research in Ireland.

While we might not always think about it, research and innovation affect nearly every part of our lives. Ideas are the starting point for all research and innovation. Anyone, anywhere can have an idea that inspires research and innovation. It could be based on an opportunity or challenge that someone has identified in their own life, for their community, for Ireland or for the world. Or it could be based on a topic that someone is curious or passionate about. Creating Our Future wants to hear them all – whatever facet of life they relate to.

Through online events like this one, Creating Our Future is speaking to broad and diverse communities across Ireland to capture their ideas to create a better future.

30th November, 9am - 5pm

PMTC Knowledge Day 2021

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Sector

This year’s PMTC Knowledge Day will be delivered on a virtual conference platform allowing for a wider reach and more flexible delivery from our speakers. The platform will remain active for a period of 12 months, allowing delegates revisit each presentation for that period of time.

This year’s programme will once again highlight the focus Irish pharmaceutical processing places on research and advancement of technologies. PMTC are actively supporting the needs of both our SME and larger MNC members through peer-to-peer networking, the sharing of industry knowledge and core research into cutting edge technologies for the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector.

30th November, 3-4pm

Creating Our Future: What research should be done into Ireland’s housing needs?

Online

As part of the Creating Our Future campaign, join Dr Rory Hearne, Department of Applied Social Studies Maynooth University for a discussion around what research should be done into Irelands housing needs?

This free online event will be an opportunity to share ideas that will help shape research for creating a better future for everyone.

ABOUT CREATING OUR FUTURE

Creating Our Future is a is a Government of Ireland campaign to stimulate a national conversation that generates ideas from the public to inform the direction of research in Ireland.

While we might not always think about it, research and innovation affect nearly every part of our lives. Ideas are the starting point for all research and innovation. Anyone, anywhere can have an idea that inspires research and innovation. It could be based on an opportunity or challenge that someone has identified in their own life, for their community, for Ireland or for the world. Or it could be based on a topic that someone is curious or passionate about. Creating Our Future wants to hear them all – whatever facet of life they relate to.

Through online events like this one, Creating Our Future is speaking to broad and diverse communities across Ireland to capture their ideas to create a better future.

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