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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.

Would you like to join the MATRIX Panel?

October 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Would you like to join the MATRIX Panel?

MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is looking for new members. The panel, which was established in 2006, is an industry led group which advises government and informs academia and industry on the commercial exploitation of R&D and science & technology in Northern Ireland. One of its primary aims is to champion the role of science and technology as [...]

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY EVENTS

Code Co-Op Social

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Farset Labs Dojo 2018

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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WHAT MATRIX DOES

The MATRIX panel commissions research, analysis and studies, to help DfE build the evidence base for future science and R&D policies within wider innovation policy.

The MATRIX panel advises in three main areas:

  • Key R&D and science & technology issues affecting business innovation

  • The emerging strategic technology priorities impacting on Northern Ireland’s economy

  • The promotion of a culture of innovation and the importance of R&D and science & technology in the future, particularly with business and in regard to commercial exploitation activities.

Find out more about what MATRIX does

THE MATRIX PANEL

We have a main panel of twelve business and academic leaders, supported by a small secretariat team based in the Department for the Economy. The panel is currently Dr. Rob Hardeman and the Deputy Chair is Norman Apsley. Other panel members include Professor Jim McLaughlin OBE, Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact) at Ulster University and Bombardier’s Gavin Campbell.

Find out more about the panel

OUR LIBRARY

This library is a collection of MATRIX reports and documents that the MATRIX panel and secretariat have used in their research. 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.

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Automation NI – The Future of Work

This article discusses the implications of automation from a historical perspective, reviews published academic literature on the impact of automation over the next two decades and applies the findings to the NI economy to estimate the range of potential outcomes for NI.

2018-09-20T09:32:46+00:00

The Future of Jobs 2018

Workforce transformations are no longer an aspect of the distant future. As shown in the five-year outlook of this report, these transformations are a feature of today’s workplaces and people’s current livelihoods and are set to continue in the near term.

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LIVE SBRIs

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) connects public sector challenges with innovative ideas from industry, supporting companies to generate economic growth and enabling improvement in achieving government objectives.

SBRI provides innovative solutions to challenges faced by the public sector and generates new business opportunities for companies, providing SMEs with a route to market for their ideas and bridging the seed funding gap experienced by many early stage companies. It supports economic growth and enables the development of innovative products and services through the public procurement of research and development (R&D).

All of the current and forthcoming funding competitions run by Innovate UK are published on the GOV.UK website.

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WHAT IS MATRIX?

MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is a business led expert panel, formed primarily to advise government, industry and academia on the commercial exploitation of R&D and science and technology in Northern Ireland.

We produce regular, in depth reports which outline the work, findings and recommendations of our specialist panels. These reports are an invaluable resource for anyone interested in how new technologies and market opportunities can be developed within the Northern Ireland economy and beyond.

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