About us

Trilateral Research is a UK and IE-based enterprise, founded in 2004. Our rigorous research is at the foundation of our work.

We provide regulatory and policy advice; develop new data-driven technologies and contribute to the latest standards in safeguarding privacy, ethics and human rights within the public and private sector.

Our teams collaborate across the technology-social disciplinary divide, being able to assess the impact of emerging technologies to avoid adverse and unwanted consequences while delivering sustainable innovation.

We focus our efforts on areas where the application of our research can make a difference in enhancing societal wellbeing.

Find out about our people and our culture, and see how our mission drives the projects we take on, the key data protection services we provide, and the products and supplementary services we develop.

Trilateral is a signatory to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles. Read more about our commitment and work in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.


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Our Teams


Our Leadership team provides strategic direction and management across the company to ensure quality of service and innovation.

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Applied Research and Innovation

The applied research and innovation team focuses on identifying and encouraging responsible innovative solutions and areas in which new research and technology can support innovation for social good.

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Policy, Ethics and Emerging Technologies​​

The policy, ethics and emerging Technologies team focuses on assessing the ethical, legal and social impact of new technologies providing guidance for policy-makers while identifying new promising technology trends.

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Sociotech for Good​

The Sociotech team focuses on the delivery and implementation of our cloud solutions and associate interdisciplinary services to enable our clients to practice data-driven decision making to tackle societal challenges.
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Data Protection and Cyber Security

The Data Protection and Cyber Security team focuses on supporting public and private bodies in complying with the latest data protection regulations in order to prevent cyber-risks and manage data with confidence

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Technology Development

Our technology development team is made of cloud solution architects, data scientists and software developers who work with end-users, social science and legal expert to develop new technologies to enhance societal wellbeing.

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Marketing and Communications

The marketing and communications team focuses on enhancing the impact of our research and the uptake  of our products and services by raising awareness of the value of our work with our stakeholders.

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The administration team enable day-to-day operations and support the company by ensuring robust financial forecasts.

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Our Clients

Housing Agency
The Policing Authority
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Defence Security Accelerator DASA
DIAS Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
European Commission
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Heptares Therapeutics Limited
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University of La Sabana
Innovate UK
VA Museum
The Wise Group
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