About Learnovate

We are global experts in the future of work and learning who help organisations transform employee, student and customer learning experiences.

We provide thought leadership to the world’s learning and development community on the innovative use of learning technology for maximum organisation success now and in the future.

We are a technology centre funded by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, an initiative to allow Irish companies and multinationals to work together on market-focused strategic R&D projects in collaboration with research institutions.

We are located in Trinity College Dublin, the leading university in Ireland and ranked 101st in the world. We have spent more than ten years generating successful, industry-led research in learning technology, educational technology, and the future of work and learning.

Our multidisciplinary team are specialist researchers in learning sciences, computer science, user experience and user-interface design – as well as industry experts at the forefront of learning innovation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the competitive advantage of the learning technology industry, and maximise the success organisations derive from using learning technology effectively.

Our Vision

Learnovate’s vision is to play a significant role in helping the learning tech industry to transform the lives of learners in the workplace, schools, universities, and the home.

Who we help

We work with companies that want to prepare for a future of constant learning by maximising the power of technology to enhance learning outcomes. Our clients include creators of learning technologies as well as organisations who want to deploy learning technologies in ways that have real impact on end users. We work with suppliers who develop the technology and create the content, and with buyers who adopt technology-led solutions.

What makes us unique is the way we leverage our multifaceted expertise to help our supply-side clients to develop commercially impactful products and our demand-side clients to deploy and use them effectively in their organisations.

For information on how we can work with you, please contact us.

Centre Steering Committee

Our Centre Steering Committee (CSC) is a group of industry leaders who support the centre with their expertise and experience.

  • Jonny Parkes, CSC Chair; Co-founder, ESI; Partner at Versari; Industry Partner Leaf Investments
  • Leonard Hobbs, Director, Trinity Research & Innovation
  • Dr Ann Devitt, Learnovate Academic Director; Associate Professor of Language Education, Trinity College Dublin School of Education
  • Kevin Burke, Director ICT Commercialisation, Enterprise Ireland
  • Declan Magee, Technology Centre Progamme Manager, Enterprise Ireland
  • Thomas Melia, Senior Commercialisation Specialist, Enterprise Ireland
  • Melissa O’Connor, VP Content, Consumer & Business Services, IDA Ireland
  • Fran McKeagney, Head of Digital Learning, Hibernia College
  • Michelle Fogarty, COO, Peptalk
  • Rosie Mansfield, MD, Premier TEFL
  • Dr Patricia Scanlon, Founder & Executive Chair, SoapBox Labs
  • Brendan Noud, Co-founder & CEO, LearnUpon
  • James Carroll, SVP Innovation & Digital Services, Mastercard
  • Darren McGee, Senior Manager EMEA Alliances, Poly

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