DTSL is actively involved and has participated in several EU funded projects – FP7, COSME, Erasmus+, Eureka, Horizon Europe and Cost Action frameworks. As a consortium partner we deliver and support the keys areas of talent and innovation, dissemination, exploitation, and sustainability of projects and the on boarding of industry and enablement of the wider ecosystem engagement into those projects. With an extensive network both in Ireland and across Europe, we can be your consortium partner of choice.

We actively engage in the drafting of the proposal by bringing a process, a toolkit, and a strategic framework to consortium proposals. Identifying other potential consortium partners is within our remit, leveraging our unique position in the Irish ecosystem as a key player in the Quadruple Helix.

Current Projects Include:

European Software Skills Alliance (2020-2024)

The European Software Skills Alliance includes leading ICT representative bodies, software services employers, education and training providers, recruitment and career specialists, digital skills regulatory bodies and a broad selection of stakeholders and social partners from across the industry. They are all working together to develop, implement and disseminate a new Sector Skills Strategy that will tackle the current and future skills shortages in the European Software Sector, enabling continuous growth, innovation and competitiveness within the Industry. 

CERCIRAS (2020-2024)

Connecting Education and Research Communities for an Innovative Resource Aware Society (CERCIRAS) seeks to facilitate resource-usage trade-offs at specification, design, implementation, and run time by raising awareness of the local and global impact caused by parallel threads of applications on individual resources. Such awareness is crucial for academic researchers and industrial practitioners across all European and COST member countries, and, therefore, a strategic priority. 

TrainRDM (2020-2023)

Open Science (OS) opens up new ways in which research, education and innovation are undertaken, archived, curated, and disseminated across the globe. TrainRDM aims to empower the Education and Skills dimension of OS through exploring innovative mechanisms and tools to provide the skills training in particular for and Research Data Management (RDM) good practices. 

SMARDY (2021-2024)

Smardy will develop a research data marketplace for technology transfer built as a software and data carpentry (i.e., developing and teaching workshops on the main data skills required to conduct research), where academia, industry, and government can exchange curated datasets, technology, and tools to foster economic and social development.  

VISKI Education (2022-2024)

VISKI education – Challenge-based learning tool to visualise skills and competences for life-long learning. The promotion of key competences that should be acquired in the context of lifelong learning, especially “entrepreneurship”, creativity and digital skills, was already mentioned in the Lisbon Strategy as an important means to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world.

ARISA – Artificial Intelligence Skills Alliance (2022-2026)

The growing demand for skilled employees within the Artificial Intelligence (AI) cannot be met by current education and training programmes. Europe needs an innovative European AI Strategy that can fast-track the upskilling and of the EU’s workforce to meet this ever-increasing demand.

Digital4Business (2022-2026)

European Online Masters Programme focused on the practical application of Advanced Digital Skills within European SMEs and Companies. The ‘DIGITAL4Business’ European Masters Programme will focus on the practical application of Advanced Digital Skills within European Business.



Completed Projects



The EMBRACE project is a three-year Erasmus funded project, comprising ten consortium partners. The project’s objectives are to promote Corporate Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) in HEI educational programmes and improve students’ competences, employability and attitudes contributing to the creation of new business opportunities dealing with social change inside companies as well as promoting collaboration among companies.



This project facilitated the interactions among data-intensive Modelling and Simulation (MS) and High-Performance Computing (HPC) experts, ensuring that the field, which is strategic and of long-standing interest in Europe, develops efficiently – from academic research to industrial practice. This Action provided the integration to foster a novel, coordinated Big Data endeavour supported by HPC.



eDIGIREGION, a unique collaborative project that brings together four high-potential research-driven clusters in diverse European regions (South East Ireland, Central Hungary, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain and Bucharest-Ilfov, Romania). The aim of eDIGIREGION was to use the triple helix partnership to plan, design and implement an ecosystem of research, innovation, creativity, and commercialisation that supports the implementation of the EU Digital Agenda in each region.



CECIL was one of the 6 Cluster Excellence projects financed by the European Commission and the only one focused on Digital Creative Industries. The overall objective of the CECIL project was to strengthen cluster management excellence, and top professional cluster services for the Digital Creative Industries, where the role of clusters is particularly relevant as drivers of innovation and competitiveness.