Scotland’s new procurement rules will support transformation in public sector procurement and become an agent for social and economic change, according to the woman in charge of Scotland’s centre of procurement expertise for local government. Julie Welsh, director of Scotland Excel, believes that the introduction this week of the Public [...]
The 2016 Tech Nation report says Digital Tech Industries now contribute 5.4% GVA to Northern Ireland's economy - the second highest proportion in the UK. Read Tech Nation 2016 Belfast is Northern Ireland’s leading digital technology cluster, with specialisms in app & software development, e-commerce & marketplace, and digital media & entertainment. It is also seeing significant developments in [...]
Innovate UK has published its delivery plan for the year 2016/17 outlining its intentions to promote and accelerate business innovation and to drive and support economic growth across the whole of the UK. This is Innovate UK's first delivery plan in the new Spending Review period, and marks some significant changes in the way it [...]
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell has announced that Northern Ireland has been appointed as a new centre for the UK Digital Catapult. The UK Digital Catapult helps businesses in developing breakthroughs for the UK’s data sharing movement. The new centre will be based within the Northern Ireland Science [...]
The 2016 MATRIX Digital ICT Foresight Report says the whole Northern Ireland economy will benefit greatly over the coming decades from continued investment in Digital ICT. Download the 2016 Matrix Digital ICT Executive Summary Download the full 2016 Matrix Digital ICT Report The report, which was launched on the 29th [...]
A unique partnership between industry, government and research has resulted in a group of engineers receiving specialist training that will enhance Northern Ireland’s skills base in hard metal machining. NIACE, the Northern Ireland Advanced Composite and Engineering Centre, based in Belfast, has formed a strategic partnership with Mills CNC, 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.