Trilateral Research expansion in Ireland’s south east to bolster cutting edge research into climate change, cyber security and combatting misinformation.

Research consultancy and tech development business Trilateral Research is adding 10 new jobs in Waterford, on top of the 40 jobs it announced last year.

The expansion will support the company’s machine learning, AI and software specialisms alongside their data ethics, data protection and cyber-risk services.

“There is an exciting opportunity here for the South East Region to make a name for itself in relation to climate change, cybersecurity and misinformation”

“The company’s work at the cutting edge of technology in delivering sustainable innovation to make society a better place is driven by a growing and talented workforce, a public-private collaborative approach to research and reflects the Government’s work to bring high-tech companies and high-quality jobs throughout the regions,” Minister for Business, Employment and Retail Damien English, TD, said.

Jobs will include specialist social science researchers and trainers as well as support roles including marketing and communication, accounting and bookkeeping.

Responsible AI

Trilateral Research was last year awarded €1.23m in EU funding to undertake cutting-edge research in climate change, cyber-security and combatting misinformation.

“We are delighted to contribute to the EU’s efforts in these areas and look forward to applying our expertise in leveraging data through responsible artificial intelligence (AI) to tackle the complex social problems that increasingly affect us all,” said Trilateral Research CEO Kush Wadhwa.

“There is an exciting opportunity here for the South East Region to make a name for itself in relation to climate change, cybersecurity and misinformation. In doing this work, Trilateral will leverage our local partnerships with universities, ITs and technology providers to ensure our work is cutting edge and showcases local capabilities,” added, Rachel Finn, senior practice manager and head of Irish Operations.

The funding which has been awarded from the EU’s Green Deal Work Programme, and the Internal Security Fund will enable research into public policy development in relation to climate change, cross-border information sharing in cyber-crime and techniques for combatting radicalisation and misinformation exposure and will highlight Trilateral’s interdiscipliary approach to tackling societal challenges in the public and private sector.

“This announcement by Trilateral Research is more good news for the South East and demonstrates the region’s strong value proposition which includes the availability of a highly skilled and talented workforce,” said Shane Nolan, head of Technology and Emerging Business at IDA Ireland. “I wish to congratulate Rachel and her team in Waterford and every success with this latest expansion.”

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 6 September 2021

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