Following the launch of Creating Our Future in July by Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD, people and communities across Ireland can now submit ideas through a dedicated online portal, which is open until the end of November 2021.

Creating Our Future is a national brainstorm, providing 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.

The rationale behind the initiative comes from the major challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 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.

To submit your ideas and to find out how to get involved go to

All responses submitted to the portal will be collated and shared with an independent expert panel, comprised of researchers and civil society leaders, who will distill the ideas into a report for Government.


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