Creating Our Future – Minister Harris announces a national conversation on research and science

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris on Tuesday, 1st June 2021 has announced plans for a national conversation on research and science.

Creating our Future aims to build on the success of research and science in our battle against COVID-19, and ask the public how we can shape a better Ireland research.

From July to November, events will be held across the country, where everyone will be invited to share their opinions on current research being carried out, their thoughts on the direction those studies should take, and offer ideas for other research opportunities yet to be explored.

All submissions will be considered by expert panels and the results of their findings will be published by the end of 2021 in a major report, which will inform Ireland’s next strategy for research, innovation, science and technology. The report will also contribute to informing Ireland’s policy on research and innovation.

The conversation will be overseen by an Advisory Forum, which will meet for the first time today. The forum will be chaired by Julie Byrne.

For more information , please visit Creating our Future .