Start Ups

ADAPT Centre Supporting Startups from Concept to Spinout

At the ADAPT Centre entrepreneurs and researchers collaborate and innovate in conjunction with industry partners to solve the problems that will lead to commercial opportunities for spinout startup companies.


Why ADAPT Centre?

  • ADAPT startup teams come from ideas from internal research teams or from external entrepreneurs
  • Early-stage ideas that require the knowledge and research expertise of a Higher Level Institution to realise a commercial offering
  • ADAPT brings together the right mix of research excellence, industry collaboration, funding application and entrepreneurial supports
  • Bringing startups from concept to spinout startup companies

A fusion of scientific and commercial excellence

  • Match World-leading Research with Commercial Ideas

    At ADAPT we leverage our research excellence in Digital interaction technology to solve real-world industry problems that can lead to spinout startups. Typically our startup’s value proposition revolves around fusing technology with the physical world to replace or enhance human interactions in existing workflows. We also collaborate with other schools such as Psychology, Engineering, Business and Neuroscience to bring together the research excellence for success.

  • Industry Focus and Collaboration

    Adapt Centre collaborates and works closely with the world’s leading technology companies and brands. This enables us to keep our startup research teams highly focused and driven by real customer and industry need. All of our startups validate their business opportunities with industry before applying for funding. The EI commercial feasibility study grant enables quick validation of ideas. And Adapt also provides pre-accelerator training in customer discovery and validation to develop the business case and secure trial partners.

  • Funding Application Supports

    ADAPT supports startup teams in developing compelling funding applications underpinned by a strong research road map, a validated business case and engaged trial partners. With this, ADAPT startup teams are well placed to secure EI University Commercialisation funding up to €350k, which provides the funding to develop and bring the opportunity to market in conjunction with industry trial partners. This approach greatly accelerates the opportunity from concept to reality.

  • Entrepreneurial and Commercialisation Support

    ADAPT Centre’s commercialisation team, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and the university technology transfer office, provide additional support to startup teams on their entire journey from concept to spinout startup company.

Meet the Startup Teams

  • AIMapIT
    AI powered Geolocation Software

    AIMapIT is a computer vision system which can automatically detect and accurately map objects of interest such as utility poles and road signs in Streetview imagery.

  • Arama
    AI camera operator for broadcasting

    Transforming football broadcasting using AI and computer vision to replace the need for camera operators.

  • Biologit AI
    AI driven pharmacovigiliance

    Biologit AI technology tackles the cost and complexity of pharmacovigilance & clinical safety by automating the detection of adverse events in published literature.

  • Caliber
    AI publishing assistant

    Caliber Assistant is a digital publishing intelligence that flags potentially defamatory text, suggests correction and reduces the risk of publication of such material.

  • Darwin and Goliath
    Customisable AI Recommender

    AI recommender system empowering SMEs to give the best product recommendations across all online domains, from e-commerce to video stream

  • EmPushy
    Intelligent push notification engine

    An intelligent push-notification engine enabling businesses to communicate with customers with the right information, at the right time whilst empowering end-user control and digital health.

  • MILLA (Below Horizon)
    AI driven language tutoring

    Language learning is personal. We give learners relevant content to boost the skills they need.

  • Move Ahead
    Transforming sedentary screen time

    MoveAhead transforms sedentary screen time into safe, effective and FUN movement-based interactions for kids with health and cognitive benefits.

  • Pathfinder
    Navigation of smoke-filled buildings

    Firefighters can become disorientated in smoke-filled buildings resulting in the team becoming lost within the building. Pathfinder is the only hardware and software product that enables first responders to navigate smoke-filled buildings.

  • Pilot Lived Experience
    Reducing work-related stress

    Developing tools for Airlines and pilots to manage and monitor the effects of work-related stress on pilot well-being and the associated impact on pilot performance, flight safety and airline operating efficiency.

  • Syze.ai
    Mobile scanning for online sizing

    Syze is mobile scanning for online sizing. Syze measures people from photos and offers sizing recommendations when shopping for clothes online. Our aim is to facilitate fashion eCommerce by reducing seller cost and buyer doubt.

  • Vertigenius
    Balance assistant

    A mobile health and wearable-sensor based exercise application for the rehabilitation of dizziness, vertigo and balance problems.

  • Voicetune
    Text to speech synthesis technology

    Text to speech synthesis technology for the gaming industry to produce realistic and expressive voice over without the need for actors.

  • My Language Lab
    AI driven language tutoring

    An interactive Ai language tutor that offers personalised language tuition in Speaking, Reading, Writing, Listening & Interaction. Of interest to: Language schools, Education boards.

  • Ark
    Risk Management tool

    ARK builds evidence-based governance of operational risk, a core enabler of integrated Enterprise Risk Management.

  • Unicook
    Recipe intelligence engine

    Makes recipes more shoppable through providing rich image personalised recipe recommendations matching recipes with shoppers prefercence to enhance their overall experience.

  • TILT
    Role-play training

    TILT corrects unconscious bias through game based role-play training. Replacing ineffective box-ticking type learning or expensive one-size-fits-all classroom-type training TILT offers a learn by doing approach based on leading edge social science research.


Get in Touch

Please get in touch to learn more about how the ADAPT Centre supports startup teams or to talk to any of the teams. We welcome inquires from:

  • Entrepreneurs seeking University research to realise an idea
  • Researchers interested in turning their research into a spinout startup
  • If you are interested in working with one of the startup teams
  • Industry partners interested in working with or trialling our startups’ innovations
  • Investors interested in learning more
  • Media and Journalists interested in interviewing the teams

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you.

Conor McNally

Business and Startup Development Manager
O’Reilly Institute, Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland