ADAPT Centre Shortlisted for Technology Ireland Industry Awards

24 October 2023

An innovative collaboration between the SFI ADAPT Centre and Huawei has been shortlisted for the 2023 Technology Ireland Awards in the Outstanding Academic Achievement category.  The research was based in natural language processing.  Other finalists in the category include Immersive Software Engineering – University of Limerick, and TRAINRDM: Open Data for Europe – National College of Ireland.  The winners will be announced at the Technology Ireland Awards ceremony on 17 November in the Round Room at the Mansion House, Dublin.

The next stage of the awards will see the shortlisted entries present to 10 independent judging panels, composed of CEOs and founders of successful Irish technology companies, and leaders within the technology sector.

Professor John Kelleher, Principal Investigator, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Technology Ireland award.  This meaningful collaboration with Huawei resulted in a number of innovations that would not have been possible without the partnership and I’d like to thank them for their support of Irish research.”

Director of Technology Ireland, Una Fitzpatrick, said: “The shortlisted candidates for the 2023 Awards reflect the outstanding achievements and relentless dedication of the Irish technology community. The shortlist paints a vivid picture of innovation, showcasing a kaleidoscope of talent and technologies catalysing Ireland’s technological leap.

There is significant power still to be realised in harnessing the diverse ability of emerging technologies, from generative AI to quantum computing, blockchain and nanotechnology, fuelling cross-industry transformation. These Awards exemplify the transformative impact of the sector on Irish society, contributing to Ireland’s reputation as a trusted global partner.”

The award categories include: Digital Technology Company of the Year; Emerging Company of the Year; Outstanding Achievement in International Growth; Technology Innovation of the Year; Digital Technology Services Project of the Year; Tech 4 Good – Product/ Service Award; Tech 4 Good – Community Award; Women in Tech Company Initiative of the Year; Excellence in Talent Development Award; Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year.

The Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of indigenous Irish-owned companies and multinationals and celebrate the remarkable contributions of the sector to society, underscoring its vital role in positioning Ireland as a trusted global partner and key player in the ever-evolving technological landscape. Technology Ireland, alongside platinum sponsors EY Ireland, gold sponsors Fidelity Investments, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, and silver sponsors FIT the Tech Talent Pipeline, Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet and Technology Ireland DIGITAL Skillnet extended their congratulations to the successful finalists.

The full list of the shortlisted companies, and details of the Awards Ceremony can be found on