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
Website www.deri.ie

The Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) is a former research institute at NUI Galway. It is now part of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Insight was established in 2013 by Science Foundation Ireland with funding of €75m.[1]

DERI's focus is research into the Semantic Web and linked data. It was originally established as a Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland. Additional funding sources were EU Framework Programs, Enterprise Ireland, IRCSET, and industry.

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Description[edit]

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]

Facilities[edit]

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

Organisation[edit]

DERI now operates as part of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. It is still part of the National University of Ireland, Galway and is 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. [2]
Data Intensive Infrastructure

Contributions[edit]

DERI contributed or initiated 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 included music-tech start-up MDG Web (building seevl),[3] Sindicetech,[citation needed] and financial analytics start-up Peracton (building MAARS),[4][5][6]

Memberships[edit]

DERI was a W3C member organization[7] and a founding member of the Web Science Trust Network.[8]

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