Rialtas na hÉireann | Government of Ireland

Inspiration

At Creating Our Future, we believe that anyone, anywhere can have an idea that inspires research and innovation, and we want to hear all your ideas – whatever aspect of life they relate to.

But we also know that sometimes coming-up with an idea is easier said than done. That’s why we’ve developed the following themes to help stimulate your thinking.

Take a look at these themes and see if they inspire you to think of an idea.

Your idea could be based on:

  • an opportunity or challenge you see for yourself, your community, Ireland or the world
  • a topic you are curious or passionate about and would like researchers to explore

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Maybe you see an opportunity or challenge related to an aspect of physical or mental health? Perhaps you’re passionate about exercise or nutrition, or you’re curious about global health or aging?

Tell us your idea for what researchers should explore in the field of health and well-being to create a better future.

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

THE ENVIRONMENT

Maybe you see an opportunity or challenge related to wildlife or climate change? Perhaps you’re passionate about water quality, or you’re curious about the future of agriculture or fishing?

Tell us your idea for what researchers should explore in the field of the environment to create a better future.

THE ENVIRONMENT

ARTS, CULTURE, HISTORY AND SPORT

Maybe you see an opportunity or challenge related to live entertainment or art? Perhaps you’re passionate about an aspect of history or music, or you’re curious about a topic related to religion, or architecture or the Irish language?

Tell us your idea for what researchers should explore in the field of arts, culture, history or sport to create a better future.

ARTS, CULTURE, HISTORY AND SPORT

COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Maybe you see an opportunity or challenge related to housing, transport or other community infrastructure? Perhaps you’re passionate about rural development or curious about Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas?

Tell us your idea for what researchers should explore in the field of community planning and development to create a better future.

COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

PEOPLE & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Maybe you see an opportunity or challenge related to education, training, or skills development? Perhaps you’re passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusion, or you’re curious about the rights of older and young people?

Tell us your idea for what researchers should explore in the field of people and social development to create a better future.

PEOPLE & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Maybe you see an opportunity or challenge related to artificial intelligence, robotics, or digital technologies? Perhaps you’re passionate about a topic related to engineering or materials research, or you’re curious about an aspect of space or space travel?

Tell us your idea for what researchers should explore in the field of science & technology to create a better future.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS, EMPLOYMENT AND THE ECONOMY

Maybe you see an opportunity or challenge related to jobs or wages or the future of work? Perhaps you’re passionate about a topic related to economic development or curious about an aspect of business or economics?

Tell us your idea for what researchers should explore in the field of business, employment and the economy to create a better future.

BUSINESS, EMPLOYMENT AND THE ECONOMY

OTHER IDEAS

Maybe you see an opportunity or challenge that doesn’t seem to fit into any theme? Perhaps you’re passionate or curious about a topic that too doesn’t seem to fit into any theme? That’s ok! We want to hear all your ideas – whatever aspect of life they relate to.

Tell us your idea for what researchers should explore to create a better future.

OTHER IDEAS