Belfast has joined the Open Data Institute’s network, becoming the first open data node in Northern Ireland.
Belfast joins the existing 18 nodes which bring together companies, universities, and NGOs who are committed to building openness into their operations, and ensuring open data is for everyone.
Cairo joined at the same time, […]
Italian researchers have discovered that spraying spiders with graphene makes them produce a silk strong enough to catch an aeroplane dropping from the sky.
The researchers from the University of Trento combined particles or nanotubes of graphene and sprayed the liquid on to spiders, which soon began spinning silk covered with the […]
Storage tank manufacturer Clarehill Plastics in Moira has secured £750,000 from the Growth Loan Fund to help it grow market share and export destinations.
The loan will also allow them to develop their range of large volume plastic storage tanks through research and development and it has already helped them to create 16 new […]
The STEM Charter for Business and the North West STEM Employers’ Equality Network were launched in the City Hotel in Derry~Londonderry on 29th April.
Among the attendees were representatives from the food, information technology and engineering sectors of STEM business as well as delivery partners from education and careers guidance.
Guest speaker, […]
The European Commission has unveiled its detailed plans to create a Digital Single Market, helping to remove the online barriers which mean citizens miss out on goods and services.
Only 15% of internet users currently shop online from another EU country, meaning internet companies and start-ups cannot take full advantage of growth opportunities; […]
A new initiative to help voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations develop and implement new digital social innovations in Northern Ireland has been launched.
Digital technology holds huge potential to help the VCSE sector develop new solutions to social problems. The Techies in Residence programme will bring together the respective expertise of […]
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