Free license for Irish tech portfolio to support COVID-19 R&D

  • Photo: Dr Edward McDonnell, director at CeADAR

    CeADAR, Ireland’s Centre for Applied AI, is making its tech demonstrator project portfolio freely available to license by companies for potential use in their COVID-19 research and development (R&D) activities.

    The projects have been developed over the last several years and are in the broad areas of artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and machine learning.

    They are based on proposals received from industry members and are all at the proof-of-concept stage, which demonstrate the potential of the particular technical approach to the challenges set by members.

    Dr Edward McDonnell, director at CeADAR said: “These demonstrator projects were not developed with COVID-19 in mind and will need to be reworked once use cases have been identified by industry and we can also support industry in this regard with our technical expertise and knowledge.”

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    CeADAR is a partnership between University College Dublin (UCD) and TU Dublin and is based at NexusUCD, the Industry Partnership Centre.

    It will license relevant technology demonstrator projects using Knowledge Transfer Ireland’s (KTI) recently announced dedicated COVID-19 Non-Exclusive Royalty-Free (NERF) Licence.

    The aim of the two-page KTI COVID-19 NERF licence is to speed up the dissemination of critical COVID-19 related intellectual property (IP) from Irish universities and Institutes of Technology to companies.

    The KTI COVID-19 NERF will remain in place until such time as the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the current COVID-19 pandemic to have ended.

    The CeADAR portfolio of technology demonstrator projects is available via

    If you are interested in any of these projects, please contact Dr Edward McDonnell via e: or e: to discuss further.

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