Loreto College Coleraine was awarded the prize for ‘MATRIX Best Northern Ireland School’ at the BT Young Scientist Awards held in Dublin's RDS on the 13th January. Loreto students won in two categories - Dónal Close and Sian Donaghy won the ‘BT – Northern Ireland Best Project’ for their entry ‘Phone [...]
Three new panellists have been appointed to MATRIX, bringing with them a wealth of experience in their respective fields. Tom Gray Tom Gray has been the CTO at Kainos for over ten years and was recently appointed as Chairman of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in Northern Ireland. He [...]
Ulster University has won £20m of European funding through the EU’s INTERREG VA programme, which will see the University lead three major UK and cross-border research projects. The funding, awarded through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), will enable Ulster University [...]
CSIT Labs, the world’s only incubator programme for cyber security start-ups which provides engineering resource, is recruiting for its second cohort. The incubator is based at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), the UK’s National Innovation and Knowledge Centre for cyber security located in Belfast. Teams will undertake a [...]
Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has launched the Invest Northern Ireland Collaborative Growth Programme in Belfast. Invest Northern Ireland has allocated £5.7million funding over the next five years to help stimulate innovation among local businesses.One hundred per cent funding up to £25,000 is available to industry-led networks requiring facilitation support [...]
Game of Thrones now contributes £30m a year to the Northern Irish economy, but, thanks to the work of Northern Ireland Screen, the creative industries’ growth in the region goes way beyond just one TV show. Creative Review's Eliza Williams talk to CEO Richard Williams about attracting creative talent and [...]
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.
The Northern Ireland Innovation Dashboard
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.