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.
MATRIX is looking for UX designers, Film makers, animators, games & apps developers as well as anyone involved in VR or AR to have their say on how their industry can best be supported in Northern Ireland. We are holding two events in Belfast and Derry~Londonderry - please note you must [...]
The UK manufacturers' organisation EEF has published a new factcard outlining how Government must support manufacturers’ growth ambitions by making the UK a more internationally competitive location for industry. Download the EEF Industrial Strategy factcard The factcard outlines what the EEF considers to be the gaps in the recent green [...]
We are looking for your thoughts on how the Creative Technologies - Film, TV, animation, UX, games and immersive technologies such as AR & VR - could best be supported in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland has a thriving and fast growing creative technology economy, with GVA rising by 70% [...]
Ulster University has announced it will be leading on a £6 million research project into low cost technologies for safe drinking water in developing regions. The SAFEWATER research programme seeks to tackle a global challenge by looking at clean water solutions and the development of smart devices to quickly tell [...]
Belfast-based Intelesens, which was founded in 2001 by three leading sensor technology professors at Ulster University, has been acquired by US-based UltraLinq. Intelesens developed a portfolio of intelligent, wearable, non-invasive, wireless vital signs monitoring devices for global hospital and home patient monitoring markets. Professor Jim McLaughlin (pictured above) is one of the [...]
As part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, a record £80m-plus is being invested to create a step-change in collaboration between the country’s internationally-renowned creative industries and universities across the UK. The Creative Industries Clusters Programme, which will start in 2018, will help catalyse economic growth and provide the skills needed [...]
MATRIX is looking for UX designers, Film makers, animators, games & apps developers as well as anyone involved in VR or AR to have their [...]
The UK manufacturers' organisation EEF has published a new factcard outlining how Government must support manufacturers’ growth ambitions by making the UK a more internationally [...]
We are looking for your thoughts on how the Creative Technologies - Film, TV, animation, UX, games and immersive technologies such as AR & [...]
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.