Smart Futures

A collaborative government-industry-education programme that provides second-level school students in Ireland with information about careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
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With partner organisations working together under the Smart Futures umbrella, the  framework proposes a series of strategic steps for better coordination of the delivery of STEM careers resources, to achieve a more effective means of evaluation and greater impact

Smart Futures is coordinated and managed by Science Foundation Ireland, in partnership with the Engineers Ireland's STEPS programme and it is supported by 200+ organisations from research and academia, as well as partners such as BioPharma Ireland, the Royal Society of Chemistry, ICT Ireland, the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA), the Institute of Physics, the American Chamber of Commerce and many other stakeholder groups.

The website offers resources to students, teachers, guidance counsellors and parents in Ireland and stimulate an interest in STEM subjects in secondary school and at third level.

Applied sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Computer science, Chemistry, Earth science, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental sciences, Fisheries science, Food science, Forestry science, Materials science, Maths, Medical sciences, Microtechnology, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Software engineering, Technology
Target group
secondary school students, teachers

Main contact person: Jackie O' Dowd