CeADAR is Ireland’s national centre for Applied Data Analytics & AI. CeADAR is a market-focused technology centre that drives the accelerated development, and deployment of data analytics and AI technology and innovation.

The Centre is the bridge between the worlds of applied research in data analytics and AI and their commercial deployment.

CeADAR is funded by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, is headquartered in University College Dublin and is a partnership with the Technological University Dublin (formerly the DIT).

The Centre’s work focuses on developing tools, techniques and technologies that enable more people, organisations and industries to use analytics and AI for better decision making and sustained competitive advantage.

CeADAR has particular strengths in:

  • predictive analytics
  • machine and deep learning
  • real-time analytics
  • text analytics
  • data visualisation
  • blockchain and smart contracts.

The Centre has an extensive catalogue of technology demonstrators, IP and technology reviews which are all available to members.

Industry membership of CeADAR has grown significantly in recent years and now totals over 80 industry partners ranging from multi-nationals to indigenous SMEs spanning every industry vertical.

The Centre is also the focal point of a thriving national ecosystem delivering frequent seminars, conferences, and members’ networking events throughout the year.

CeADAR was awarded the Dunn & Bradstreet prize for Best Analytics Research Group Ireland at the DatSci Awards and in November 2018 it received the European i-Spaces award from the Big Data Value Association in Brussels. CeADAR is the designated EU AI Digital Innovation Hub in Ireland and is one of only 30 across the EU.