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.
Ulster University has been announced as one of just eight UK universities to form a major five-year research partnership with BBC Research and Development to unlock the potential of data analysis in the media. The Data Science Research Partnership will be at the forefront of machine learning in the media [...]
Digital innovators from across Northern Ireland came to Belfast, this week, to hear about the new innovation support programme, CreativeXR, designed to unlock the creative potential of immersive content. The event, hosted by Digital Catapult NI, in partnership with Immersive Tech NI, was designed to explain more about the three-month [...]
The UK’s booming creative industries could be worth £128.4 billion to the UK economy by 2025 and help to create up to 1 million new jobs by 2030 according to an independent review of the sector which has just been published. The review commissioned by the government and led by the current [...]
Belfast based innovation and design studio Big Motive has designed the user experience for the BBC Pandemic Mobile app. The app, which launches today is a life-saving tool that will be used to measure the spread of a digital “pathogen” as it infects people across the UK. The app will ask volunteers [...]
Belfast is set to host a major international conference in 2021, after fending off competition from Venice, New Orleans and Lausanne in Switzerland. Held every two years, the International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM) is the biggest conference in the field of composites globally, and will bring up to 2,000 [...]
MATRIX is looking for UX designers, Film makers, animators, games & apps developers as well as anyone involved in VR or AR to have their say on how their industry can best be supported in Northern Ireland. We are holding two events in Belfast and Derry~Londonderry - please note you must [...]
Ulster University has been announced as one of just eight UK universities to form a major five-year research partnership with BBC Research and Development to [...]
Digital innovators from across Northern Ireland came to Belfast, this week, to hear about the new innovation support programme, CreativeXR, designed to unlock the creative [...]
The UK’s booming creative industries could be worth £128.4 billion to the UK economy by 2025 and help to create up to 1 million new [...]
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 British Council report has been commissioned to better understand the diverse value, processes and motivations of creative hubs and in doing so, analyse how best to support and stimulate the wider creative economy they are rooted in, particularly in times of political and financial uncertainty.
This report – a collaboration between Nesta and Creative England – reveals hotspots of creative activity in all nations and regions of the UK, and produces data that economic development agencies and policymakers charged with promoting business growth can use when setting strategic priorities.
This NESTA report is the first systematic analysis of employment in the UK’s creative and high-tech economies. It analyses their size, growth and distribution across the country.