Pioneering Improvements

in Learning Experiences and Outcomes

How can we use technology to help educational publishers leverage their content, make learning more effective and teaching more enjoyable?

Our Story

1

2007 An idea was born...

Adaptemy founders, Conor O'Sullivan and Conor Flynn, begin working on various research projects: an adaptive learning startup for higher-ed, founding a chain of innovative language schools in China, digital transformation of an educational publisher, diagnostic assessment research with a leading university...
2

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, learner self-awareness interfaces, content delivery formats, ...
3

2015 Breakthrough

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.
4

2016 Building team and product suite

With an EU consortium research grant of €6.5m and project implementations in 4 languages, we expanded our research into pedagogies for science and language learning, and started the development of our Publisher Tools suite to give more control and configuration options to our customers.
5

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...
6

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.

Committed to new ideas

We are constantly researching and trialling new teaching 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.

Bryan Maybury

Director, International Sales

Bryan joined the Adaptemy Board in 2017 to bring expertise and experience to our global technology sales operation. With extensive executive experience in international B2B sales, Bryan was shortlisted as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year and is an adjust on the TCD MBA programme.

Dr. Ioana Ghergulescu

Head of Research & Adaptive Learning

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 Software Development

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.

Daniel Mccrea

Head of Publisher 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.

Lisa Hammerl

VP Business Development

Lisa brings international education market expertise to Adaptemy, having previously advised several top-tier educational publishers on digital strategies, and as MD led the business of the largest Learning Management System provider in Germany. At Adaptemy she has a particular focus on the successful implementation of large-scale projects at publishing companies, with a focus on the Germany and Northern Europe region.

A unique combination of skills

Almost one billion people took part in an “education” experience this week, and Adaptemy are at the forefront of developing better technology to help improve the quality of these experiences. But it requires a diverse set of skills:

  • software development
  • data analytics & data science
  • learning research
  • project management
  • instructional design

The success of Adaptemy is driven by the talent of our team, and Adaptemy is majority owned by our team through an Employee Share Options Programme.

If you feel you have what it takes to improve the future of education, join our team!

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