ADAPT is the world-leading SFI research centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology hosted by Trinity College Dublin.  ADAPT’s partner institutions include Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Technological University Dublin, Maynooth University, Munster Technological University, Athlone Institute of Technology, and the National University of Ireland Galway. ADAPT's research vision is to pioneer new forms of proactive, scalable, and integrated AI-driven Digital Content Technology that empower individuals and society to engage in digital experiences with control, inclusion, and accountability with the long term goal of a balanced digital society by 2030. 

ADAPT’s international research leadership, research excellence, industry collaborations,  multidisciplinary outlook, strategic national position and the opportunities arising from its scale, makes our researchers highly sought after for collaboration and highly competitive in international funding programmes and has competitively won 40 European Research Projects. The engagement with NENC-funded research across a spectrum of challenges and collaborators promotes research innovation in  ADAPT, pushing the frontiers of knowledge and bringing new solutions to societal and industrial challenges.

ADAPT’s breakthrough technologies and research applications AI for Media Interaction, Digital Humanities, Health, Data governance, and Fintech are being applied across multiple Industry domains, expertly facilitated through the ADAPT Design and Innovation Lab (dLab) to deliver product and service innovation.  ADAPT's Startup & Development team fosters and steers collaborations between researchers and AI entrepreneurs from startup to successful spinout resulting in 6 successful spin-outs to date and 16 commercialisation funds.  


ADAPT is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).