Engaging in Our Digital World

Engaging in Our Digital World

ADAPT is dedicated to delivering an impactful programme of education and public engagement (EPE) under the theme of ‘Engaging in Our Digital World’.

 ADAPT’s EPE programme aims to:

  • Empower the Irish public to engage fully in our rapidly-evolving digital landscape
  • Foster an interest in, knowledge of, and appreciation for the emerging technologies driving change in digital media and technology.

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.


Colm O’Hehir

EPE Administrator

01 700 5449



Colm works on Education and Public Engagement for ADAPT, responsible for planning and delivery of the ADAPT Problem-Solving Initiative (PSI) which includes problem-solving workshops, expansion of the All-Ireland Linguistics Olympiad, and our hosting of the International Linguistics Olympiad 2017 at DCU.

More awards

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.

Award winning Data Scientist in 2018 @DatSciAwards and now artist! 👨‍💻👨‍🎨#AI #Art @tcddublin @scienceirel twitter.com/hossari/status…

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


Working with ADAPT - Industry Partners Have Their Say

ADAPT Centre Launch H2020 Programme that will Support the Realisation of a EU Digital Single Market
  • Event
  • 8th Mar 2019, 9AM
  • Bank of Ireland Workbench, Trinity College Dublin

Bank of Ireland Workbench, Trinity College Dublin

Exploring Gender in Research

International Women's Day will be celebrated by ADAPT on March 8th with a discussion on 'Gender in Research'.
Event details


  • 01
  • 02
  • 03
Can a robot fall in love?

For Valentine's Day, Dr Luca Longo ponders whether robots are capable of falling in love.

14 Feb
Séamus Lawless to Climb Mount Everest for Barretstown

ADAPT Assistant Professor, Séamus Lawless, will head to the top of the world for Barretstown children’s charity

13 Feb
ADAPT Centre Launch H2020 Programme that will Support the Realisation of a EU Digital Single Market

A new fellowship programme, ELITE-S, will offer 16 prestigious two-year fellowships in the area of ICT standards.

1 Feb

Working with ADAPT - Industry Partners Have Their Say

  • Event
  • 28th Jan 2019, 4PM
  • Regent House, Trinity College Dublin

Navigating Privacy in a Data Centric World

Event details


Sign up to our newsletter for all the latest updates on ADAPT news, events and programmes.
Archived newsletters can be viewed here.