National Recovery and Resilience Plan launched today1 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