The MATRIX website is home to the latest Northern Ireland science & technology news, the most relevant reports and of course our own studies on Northern Ireland’s tech sectors and how best to grow them.
Two major investments in research partnerships that will strengthen the links between the UK's research base, industry and business partners were announced last week by Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science. Both investments show the pivotal importance of engineering and the physical sciences to the country's continued development as [...]
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has launched #CultureisDigital, a conversation between government, the cultural sector and tech companies. As part of the department’s commitment to review the digitisation of its public collections and cultural offering, the project will analyse how culture and digital technology can collaborate to [...]
Could you develop technology solutions to better support diabetic pregnant women? The Department of Health and Department for Economy in Northern Ireland have launched a new Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition, under the title "Project 'GEMS' - Gestational, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Empowering Mothers through Mobile Technologies". The competition [...]
Robotics and artificial intelligence have the potential to transform the UK’s industry, economy and workplaces. Professor Guang-Zhong Yang CBE FREng, Director and Co-founder of The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London and Chair of the UK-RAS Network, sets out how investment in these areas could improve innovation [...]
Almac Group has been recognised as the UK’s top manufacturer in the Medical/Life Sciences and Healthcare industry at the Made in the UK Awards. As a result of being selected as the regional winner in the Made in Northern Ireland Awards, presented on 12th May in Belfast, Almac Group was automatically [...]
Northern Ireland has been rated 10th out of 94 countries in this year's Global Open Data Index, published by the Open Knowledge Foundation. This is the first time that Northern Ireland has been measured separately from the rest of the UK. The Index was created out of a need for [...]
Two major investments in research partnerships that will strengthen the links between the UK's research base, industry and business partners were announced last week by [...]
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has launched #CultureisDigital, a conversation between government, the cultural sector and tech companies. As part of the [...]
Could you develop technology solutions to better support diabetic pregnant women? The Department of Health and Department for Economy in Northern Ireland have launched a [...]
This unique dashboard gives a summary of Northern Ireland’s innovation performance across six key innovation indicators:
Skills & Higher Education
The Knowledge Economy
The latest publication of the Northern Ireland Innovation Dashboard
....across six key innovation indicators.
...showing progress against the four goals of the Northern Ireland Innovation Strategy.
They want us to be in the top four of the 12 UK regions by 2025.
Doubling our baseline figure of £616m in 2012 to £1.2bn in 2025.
This library is a collection of documents that the MATRIX panel and secretariat have used in their research. If you are looking for reports that MATRIX has produced, please visit our Reports section. The most recent additions to the library are here – if you want to see the full collection, arranged by topic, please visit the library section.
This British Council report has been commissioned to better understand the diverse value, processes and motivations of creative hubs and in doing so, analyse how best to support and stimulate the wider creative economy they are rooted in, particularly in times of political and financial uncertainty.
This report – a collaboration between Nesta and Creative England – reveals hotspots of creative activity in all nations and regions of the UK, and produces data that economic development agencies and policymakers charged with promoting business growth can use when setting strategic priorities.
This NESTA report is the first systematic analysis of employment in the UK’s creative and high-tech economies. It analyses their size, growth and distribution across the country.