CeADAR shortlisted by EC as 'Innovation Hub'

CeADAR, Ireland’s Centre for Applied AI, which is co-hosted by the School of Computer Science in TU Dublin and UCD, is delighted to announce that it has been designated as one of a select number of Artificial Intelligence Digital Innovation Hubs by the European Commission.

Over 150 centres across Europe competed to become a designated Research Centre and of those only the best 30 were recognised as significant facilitators of AI research for industry. CeADAR was the only recognised centre of this kind in Ireland.

Speaking recently with Silicon Republic, CeADAR’s director, Edward McDonnell said “This is a huge accolade for CeADAR and we are looking forward to the close collaboration with the other network members across the EU, sharing best practice in the area of AI,”

The School of Computer Science’s Robert Ross, who is a Principal Investigator in CeADAR, says that “This is truly a huge endorsement of the great value that CeADAR provides both to the Irish tech eco-system, and the unique model that CeADAR makes available. This is testament to the hard work of the entire CeADAR team and in particular to centre director Edward McDonnell and head of innovation Ricardo Simon Carbajo who spearheaded this initiative.”

CeADAR recently entered the second 5 year phase of funding and is tasked with making the state of the art in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Analytics available t industry across both Ireland and Europe as a whole.

CeADAR is joint funded by Enterprise Ireland and the IDA and employs a range of engineers and full-time researchers.

TU Dublin Computer Science April 2019. For More Information Contact Dr Robert Ross (robert.ross@dit.ie