TiLT is a Trinity College Dublin startup team working in conjunction with Professor Anne Holohan, the ADAPT Centre, and numerous trial partners. TiLT is funded by Enterprise Ireland to commercialise leading-edge social science research that addresses individual and systemic biases within organisations.
Recent social movements like Black Lives Matter and #MeToo are key examples of the growing understanding that the fight for equality must reckon with more than the behaviours and attitudes of individuals. In order to address bias, change must occur at the organisational and systemic levels.
TiLT addresses both individual and systemic bias by delivering the wealth of knowledge in social science about understanding and addressing the links between both types of bias, through accessible curricula, immersive role-play in online video game scenarios, and decision-tree learning.
Instructional training is ineffective, as adults, we retain 10% of what we read and 20% of what we hear. However, when we learn by doing we retain 90%.
TiLT replaces ineffective box-ticking learning or expensive one-size-fits-all classroom-type training with a role-play based experience that enables learners to play out scenarios, learn from their actions, and work on the areas in need of improvement in a safe setting.
TiLT is for any organisation that requires an effective, cost-efficient and customisable approach to unconscious bias training, from corporations to police and military forces, universities and other public institutions.
PI and Academic Lead
Prof Holohan’s research is in organizational and institutional change, gender, and gamification. She was PI and Coordinator of Gaming for Peace (www.gap-project.eu) which developed a curriculum in soft skills for (gender awareness, cultural awareness, and communication) for peacekeeping personnel and embedded it in a digital role-playing game.
Conor is the business and startup development manager at www.ADAPTCentre.ie. He is an MBA and MScEng graduate and has been working in entrepreneurial, commercial and product management roles for 20+ years. Conor enjoys working with multi-disciplinary teams helping them be customer-driven in delivering complex technology products to the marketplace.
Penelope Muteteli is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and a research fellow. Her research interests are in areas of statelessness, migration, and conflict studies. She has field experience in human rights protection in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Sinéad is interested in gender, culture and social change, and has a long-standing focus on Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Her teaching experience includes modules on feminism, multiculturalism and diaspora, and she is committed to intersectionality in research and education.
Celine’s background is in user experience design and digital marketing. She has a passion for inclusive design and enjoys creating meaningful, user-driven experiences.
Lile is a recent graduate of Politics and Sociology at TCD. She is passionate about social issues, especially concerning the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. She is Japanese-Irish and grew up in California. linkedin.com/in/lile-donohue/
Art and design professional with a Bachelor of Arts - BA focused in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. linkedin.com/in/zixuanli/
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