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Pioneering Improvements

in Learning Experiences and Outcomes

Since 2015 we have pioneered the latest learning technologies for some of the world's leading educational companies. Our expertise is in AI and adaptive learning technologies.
With a strong research focus and experienced implementation team, we bring learning innovations to life at scale.

Our Story


2007 Initial innovations in learning

Adaptemy founders, Conor O'Sullivan and Conor Flynn, begin working on various research projects: an adaptive learning startup for the US higher-ed market, founding a chain of innovative language schools in China, digital transformation of an educational publisher in Ireland, one of the earliest iPad textbook platforms with a Korean partner, and multiple research projects into learner profiling and diagnostic assessment with leading university partnerships.

2012 First prototypes

With seed funding, early prototypes of innovative edtech tools are piloted in schools across Ireland: online tutoring with personalised support, blended tutoring formats, self-paced modular revision courses and learner self-awareness interfaces. Our focus is on both learning effectiveness and teacher satisfaction.

2015 Adaptemy is founded

We hit on a product that showed big learning gains, teachers loved it, and it fitted a market need of education publishers. Adaptemy was founded, with an investment of over €3m, and contracts signed with 3 of the largest publishers in Europe.

2016 Building team and product suite

With an EU consortium research grant of €6.5m and project implementations in 4 languages, we expanded our team to 15 people and started research into pedagogies for science and language learning. We also began the development of our Publisher Tools suite to give more control and configuration options to our customers.

2017 Awards and recognition

As the Adaptemy-powered products appear in classrooms across the world, we are recognised by several awards: BETT Awards, Edtech Startup Awards, GESA Awards and at EdtechX.

2018 Next-generation platform

Delivery of our next-generation A.I. platform, enabling more powerful solutions at larger scale, and our first API integration, deeply embedding our technology into publisher's existing learning systems.

2019 Consultancy in AI for Education

Taking advantage of our implementation experience, we launch our consultancy business. Adaptemy provides advisory services to many of the world's leading education companies on how to use AI in their learning products and production processes.

2020 Strong growth

As the education world responds to the Covid-19 challenge, Adaptemy platforms see over 10x increases in traffic. As educational companies refocus on their Learning Platforms and look to add Adaptive Learning capabilities, our API offering sees strong growth.

2022 Higher Education

Following success in school systems across the world, Adaptemy expands into the Higher Education market with an adaptive learning solution that easily integrates with common LMS, offering AI-powered learning experiences for students and lecturers.

Committed to new ideas

We are constantly researching and trialling new learning ideas and technologies.

In collaboration with our pilot schools, partner companies and leading universities across five countries, we are committed to delivering more effective learning for a variety of age-groups, subject areas, markets and cultures.

In-depth research is the backbone of our work. Through our involvement in a pioneering Horizon 2020 programme and other studies, we are making major technological advancements as we continue to bring the best A.I. technologies to bear on education.

You can read our published research papers here.

Our Leadership Team

Conor O'Sullivan

Founder, CEO

Conor O’Sullivan has been responsible for transformative technology projects in the education sector for over 10 years. Previously CTO at Ireland’s leading educational publisher and a director of several EdTech companies, Conor is a recognised leader in adaptive learning technology and the innovative use of technology in education.

Conor Flynn

Founder, COO

Conor Flynn has been reshaping classroom experiences for over 15 years. A teacher and pedagogy consultant, Conor’s insight into organisational behaviour and social responsibility has seen him successfully open schools and reimagine curriculums and teaching practices across the globe.

Daniel Mccrea

Head of Partner Services

Our Publisher Services team supports our partners throughout the design, development and operations of learning product powered by Adaptemy. Led by Daniel McCrea, Adaptemy has an enviable record in successful publisher collaborations, thanks to a background in educational publishing and a thorough understanding of editorial processes and project management.

Dr. Ioana Ghergulescu

Head of Research

Our Research Team, led by Dr. Ioana Ghergulescu, is responsible both for the key analytics and algorithms that power the Adaptemy technology, and for our research collaborations with universities across the world. Our Research team also has a strong publication record, pushing forward the state-of-the-art in learning technologies.

Dr. John Craddock

Head of Engineering

Software development is a big part of the work at Adaptemy, both in our core internal team and with our development partners. Dr. John Craddock leads software development at Adaptemy, with a particular expertise on scalable and lightweight applications that are reliable and intuitive for our partners, teachers and students of all ages.


We are always looking for collaborators in our mission. We are a relatively small company that looks to achieve big things, and we do this through our many collaborations.

Project collaborators

Some of the world’s largest education companies ask us to work on their most ambitious learning products. If you think your company would be a good complement to what we do, please contact us at

Research collaborators

Every year we partner with universities through various funding mechanisms to conduct research projects. To discuss potential research partnerships, please contact us at


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