CeADAR is Ireland’s national centre for Applied AI. CeADAR is a market-focused technology centre that drives the accelerated research, development, and deployment of AI and data analytics technology and innovation into businesses.   The Centre is the bridge between the worlds of applied research in AI and data analytics and their commercial deployment.

CeADAR is funded by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, is headquartered in University College Dublin and is a partnership with the Technological University Dublin (formerly DIT).

The Centre’s work focuses on developing tools, techniques and technologies that enable more people, organisations and industries to use analytics and AI for better decision making, unlocking hidden insights and sustained competitive advantage.

CeADAR has particular strengths in:

  • predictive analytics
  • machine and deep learning
  • artificial intelligence
  • real-time analytics
  • text analytics and natural language processing
  • data visualisation
  • blockchain and smart contracts
  • computer vision and image analytics.

The Centre has an extensive catalogue of technology demonstrators, and is particularly active in working with companies to develop bespoke solutions to their requirements.

Industry membership of CeADAR has grown significantly in recent years and now totals 90 industry partners ranging from multi-nationals to indigenous SMEs spanning every industry vertical.

The Centre is also the focal point of a thriving national ecosystem delivering frequent seminars, conferences, and members’ networking events throughout the year.

CeADAR was awarded the Dunn & Bradstreet prize for Best Analytics Research Group Ireland at the DatSci Awards and in November 2018 it received the European i-Spaces GOLD award from the Big Data Value Association in Brussels. CeADAR is the designated EU AI Digital Innovation Hub in Ireland and is one of only 30 across the EU.