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€65m National Challenge Fund Announced

12 August 2022 


Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has launched a €65 million fund to drive solutions to the green transition and to digital transformation.

The National Challenge Fund is an initiative under the Government’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan, funded by the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility and managed by Science Foundation Ireland. The National Challenge Fund consists of eight challenges, three in digital transformation and five in green transition.

The first two challenges are now open for applications with a closing date for submission of 1pm on 31 October 2022.

You can access details on all 8 challenges & find out details regarding the application process here