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.
Robotics and artificial intelligence have the potential to transform the UK’s industry, economy and workplaces. Professor Guang-Zhong Yang CBE FREng, Director and Co-founder of The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London and Chair of the UK-RAS Network, sets out how investment in these areas could improve innovation [...]
Almac Group has been recognised as the UK’s top manufacturer in the Medical/Life Sciences and Healthcare industry at the Made in the UK Awards. As a result of being selected as the regional winner in the Made in Northern Ireland Awards, presented on 12th May in Belfast, Almac Group was automatically [...]
Northern Ireland has been rated 10th out of 94 countries in this year's Global Open Data Index, published by the Open Knowledge Foundation. This is the first time that Northern Ireland has been measured separately from the rest of the UK. The Index was created out of a need for [...]
Global technology specialist company First Derivatives is to use its Kx Technology in a project with the SETI Institute and NASA Frontier Development Lab to apply AI to solve space related challenges. Kx technology will provide the analytics capability in partnership with Lockheed Martin and IBM on one of NASA Frontier [...]
Dr Rob Hardeman, Acting Chair of MATRIX, the NI Science Industry Panel, has been awarded an MBE for his services to the Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Engineering Sector in Northern Ireland. Dr. Hardeman led the MATRIX 2016 Advanced Manufacturing, Materials & Engineering study and is currently implementing the recommendations from [...]
The RAE has opened its SME Leaders programme to applications. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 4 July 2017. The programme (delivered by the Academy's Enterprise Hub) will support promising leaders of high growth engineering SMEs. The RAE aims to support development of leadership skills, through four main channels: Training courses, [...]
Robotics and artificial intelligence have the potential to transform the UK’s industry, economy and workplaces. Professor Guang-Zhong Yang CBE FREng, Director and Co-founder of The [...]
Almac Group has been recognised as the UK’s top manufacturer in the Medical/Life Sciences and Healthcare industry at the Made in the UK Awards. As [...]
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 report draws on 30 interviews with senior digital and policy officials across Whitehall and the public sector, and vendors to government. It focuses on the role of the Government Digital Service (GDS) in creating a framework for digital government that is successful, and assesses how GDS is performing in that role.