Digital Enterprise Research Institute

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Digital Enterprise Research Institute
Headquarters Galway, Ireland
Area served Worldwide
Services Research
Parent National University of Ireland, Galway

The Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) is a research institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Its focus is research into the Semantic Web and linked data. It was established as a Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland. Additional funding sources are EU Framework Programs, Enterprise Ireland, IRCSET, and industry.



Employees and financials[edit]

In late 2011, DERI employed around 130 people. In 2011, DERI had about 6 million Euro in revenue.[citation needed] In 2010, the Science Foundation Ireland consisted of 55% of awards by value; the remainder was composed of the European Commission (40%); and businesses (5%).[citation needed]


DERI is based at the Dangan Business Park in Galway, Ireland.


DERI is part of the National University of Ireland, Galway and organised around a number of research units and application domains.

Name Research Unit or Domain Reference
Social Semantic Collaboration It focuses on Semantic Desktop research. [1]
Data Intensive Infrastructure


DERI has over the years contributed or initiated to a number of technologies, standards and initiatives. Some notable technologies include the Semantic Web, the Semantic Desktop, scalable RDF information processing, Open Data Government Portals,[which?] W3C Standards and efforts like SPARQL and Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities.

Spin-Off companies[edit]

Spin-Off companies include music-tech start-up MDG Web (building seevl),[2] Sindicetech,[citation needed] and financial analytics start-up Peracton (building MAARS),[3][4][5]


DERI is a W3C member organization[6] and a founding member of the Web Science Trust Network.[7]


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