Creating Our Future 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.
Anyone, anywhere can have an idea that inspires research. 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. The campaign wants to hear them all - whatever facet of life they relate to.
A panel of research experts will analyse all of the ideas received and shape them into a report along with commentary and recommendations. This report will be submitted to Government and will contribute to informing Ireland’s policy on research and innovation. The findings will inspire research in Ireland to create a better future and it will help ensure that the direction of research is informed by the needs of the people of Ireland.
From now until the end of November, the campaign will be reaching out to engage people, groups and communities.
Central to this is working with researchers and the research community to actively engage them in campaign events and activities. Researchers and the research community can play a key role in informing the public about research, its importance and what it can achieve, as well as providing practical examples of their work.
Join our Research Community Activation Event to find out more about the campaign, why its vital for researchers like you to be involved, and what practical steps you can take to support and benefit from the campaign.