This year’s INVENT winner shows that invention knows no heights – the prestigious grand prize of £13,000 went to Jumpack, a foldable, wearable ramp for BMXers, skateboarders and other extreme sports enthusiasts. The INVENT awards, in partnership with Bank of Ireland UK, recognise proof-of-concept stage innovations and has long been [...]
Whether you are a student or a parent, one of your main concerns when choosing a course will be whether it will lead to good job opportunities in the future. But where do you start? There are so many sources of information and opinion out there, and it is hard [...]
Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has announced £3.6 million of research funding for five research projects involving Queen’s University Belfast. The Investigators Programme Partnership between Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Department for the Economy (DfE) supports collaborative projects involving universities from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) in [...]
Following on from the successful six STEM supplements over the last 3 years both in the Belfast Telegraph in September 2013, 2014, 2015 and the Irish News & News Letter February 2014, 2015, 2016, Catalyst Inc (formerly the Northern Ireland Science Park) in partnership with Matrix, the NI Science Panel, [...]
The Irish Academy of Engineering has announced the revival of the award of the Parsons Medal and is seeking nominations for the award from engineers or engineering scientists of exceptional ability in research or engineering technology, designated as “The Irish Academy of Engineering Parsons Medal for Engineering Sciences” Background The Parsons Medal commemorates [...]
Economy Minister Simon Hamilton today announced a new £80k Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to develop innovative, real time tourism technology solutions. The SBRI competition is seeking technology solutions to encourage visitors to explore more, do more and spend more during their visit to Northern Ireland. The Minister said: [...]
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.