National Recovery and Resilience Plan launched today

1 June 2021 

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today (Tuesday) outlined a €225 million investment for further and higher education and research under the Government’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

The €225 million investment will include:

•             A significant skills package for upskilling and reskilling aimed at equipping workers whose jobs are unlikely to return, including a focus on digital skills transition and a new Green Skills Action programme;

•             €40 million investment in the Transformation Fund for Technological Universities (TUs) to drive reforms in regional skills development and enterprise engagement, digital infrastructure and support staff development;

•             €71.6  million investment in a research and innovation National Grand Challenges Programme which will focus on the need for a transition to a climate neutral and clean economy as well as the challenges of digital transition.

Full details of the plan can be found here