TiLT and ai mapit, two early stage start-up companies from the SFI ADAPT Centre, have been shortlisted for the regional final of the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition. The competition, which is open to new start and early stage businesses across the island of Ireland, will see finalists have a chance to win a share of the €300,000 prize fund.
TILT, a start-up which has emerged from research at the ADAPT Centre at Trinity College Dublin, has developed innovative digital roleplay training that improves and measures diversity and inclusion (D&I) performance within organisations. TiLT replaces ineffective, box-ticking type learning and costly, one-size-fits-all classroom training, offering a “learn by doing” approach rooted in cutting-edge social science research. TiLT focuses on shifting organisational norms by tilting our perspective of others and improving how we interact with each other. TILT’s approach has proven effective, with over 90% of learners who complete follow-up surveys one month after training reporting changes in how they behave and interact with others.
ai mapit also emerged from research at the ADAPT Centre at Trinity College Dublin and it provides a geotagging solution based on groundbreaking research in deep learning and computer vision. ai mapit technology uses novel statistical and image processing techniques to assign a unique GPS coordinate to assets in the built environment. Once tagged, the resulting digitised asset maps can significantly improve the accuracy and efficiency of maintenance and monitoring for a range of roadside infrastructure operators including Telecoms and Utility Operators, Road Management Agencies and Smart Cities.
The objectives of the Seedcorn competition are to assist start up companies in raising new equity. There are ten cash prizes up for grabs and entrepreneurs compete against each other regionally before competing for the all-island Best New Start and Best Early Stage Company titles. The regional winners will go forward to compete against the winners of the other regional finals at an all-island event in November.