Engaging in Our Digital World

Engaging in Our Digital World

ADAPT Education and Public Engagement (EPE) aims to inspire the Irish public to learn about emerging technologies that enhance engagement in our digital world and to have a voice on the future of this vital area of research.  We want the public to

LEARN with us,

INTERACT with us,

ENGAGE with us:


EPE Strands

ADAPT’s EPE programme is based on two inter-connected strands

Public Engagement Strand

ADAPT’s Public Engagement strand aims to engage the Irish public with experiences that incorporate discussion, dialogue and deliberation around the societal implications of future digital engagement. 

Education Strand

The Education strand aims to foster skills necessary for citizens and students to engage effectively in our increasingly digital world and to drive future developments in this rapidly changing field. 


ADAPT delivers a suite of education and training programmes aimed at all levels of the education system, from primary school through to fourth level and continuing professional development. 

Primary Secondary
Third/Fourth Level Public
EPE Strands
Featured Initiatives

Featured Initiatives

Fostering the next generation of problem solvers for Ireland

Problem-Solving Initiative

Our Experts

ADAPT is internationally renowned for its research expertise. The Centre is made up of a vibrant international community of academics, researchers, developers and business professionals.

115 Expert Researchers
80 Industry Partners
327 Published Papers
10 Experts

Laura Grehan

Education and Public Engagement Manager

+353 1 7006705



Laura Grehan is Education and Public Engagement Manager responsible for driving the ADAPT’s Education and Public Engagement (EPE) strategy. Engaging with diverse audiences to create a scientifically informed public, Laura’s team aims to raise awareness of the relevance of technical and problem-solving skills to science, industry and society. Laura holds a BA in International Marketing and Languages and a MSc in Electronic Commerce from Dublin City University.


Cara Greene

Research Outreach Coordinator, Education and Public Engagement

01 700 6797



Dr. Cara Greene is part of the Education and Public Engagement team at the ADAPT Centre. She is Research Outreach Coordinator and National Coordinator of the ADAPT All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO). AILO is one of ADAPT's core Education programmes which aims to help secondary students hone their linguistic problem-solving skills; increase students’ confidence in tackling complex problems and inspire students to consider the fascinating range of careers at the intersection of computing. language and linguistics.


Emma Clarke

Education and Public Engagement Officer



Emma brings a wealth of experience in public engagement, particularly with engaged research, having recently completed her PhD in ADAPT (TCD) which focused on cross-disciplinary knowledge transfer. Her research interests include digital humanities, collaborative research practices and STE(A)M outreach and engagement. Emma has worked on a number of DH projects including Letters of 1916 and Drawn to the Page: Irish Artist Illustrations 1830–1930.

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Work with ADAPT

ADAPT has significant commercial expertise having engaged with more than 140 companies in Ireland and beyond, ranging from indigenous start-ups to multinational enterprises.  With a dedicated business and commercial development team, ADAPT has a strong focus on understanding and addressing technology and business challenges in order to deliver solutions tailored for industry collaborators.

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Responding to industry needs, ADAPT has developed an extensive range of commercialisation-ready technologies. These cutting edge innovations have been developed based on industry needs.

Research News


ADAPT's Inspiring Education and Public Engagement Programme

Future of Privacy Forum partners with DCU and leading AI research centres

National events

Explore the Growing Role of Artificial Intelligence in our Lives

ADAPT is running a workshop for teachers to assist students in exploring the role AI is playing in our lives.
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ADAPT develops workshops for upskilling Junior Cycle teachers in AI, Ethics, and Technology

Participants in the ADAPT Centre's responsible research and innovation workshops for teachers have highlighted their relevance across the Junior Cycle

28 May
The recent release of the Irish treebank - why is it important?

On May 15th, we released the latest version (v2.6) of the Irish Universal Dependency treebank.

26 May
Future of Privacy Forum partners with DCU and leading AI research centres

DCU partners with FPF on Industry-Academia project on data governance with tech platforms and SFI research centres across Ireland.

22 May

ADAPT's Inspiring Education and Public Engagement Programme

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  • 9th Mar 2020, 2PM
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National Finals of AILO 2020 to be held remotely in qualifying schools

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