Game of Thrones now contributes £30m a year to the Northern Irish economy, but, thanks to the work of Northern Ireland Screen, the creative industries’ growth in the region goes way beyond just one TV show. Creative Review's Eliza Williams talk to CEO Richard Williams about attracting creative talent and [...]
Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has announced US business aPriori Technologies is establishing a 15 strong technology team in Belfast to support its growth. Headquartered in Concord Massachusetts, the company offers major manufacturers software solutions which provide real-time insight into the manufacturability and cost of the products they develop. Its [...]
Film production is taking a starring role on both sides of the border, bringing with it investment in infrastructure and a demand for skilled finance professionals. These are heady days for the Irish film industry. Brooklyn, partly filmed in Ireland and based on the novel by Colm Tóibín, was nominated [...]
The 2016 MATRIX Advanced Manufacturing, Materials & Engineering (AMME) Report says that innovative engineering and manufacturing businesses across Northern Ireland have the potential to transform the economy. AMME Executive Summary AMME Full Report Case Studies The AMME sector is export and R&D intensive and includes sectors such as aerospace, polymers [...]
Christine Boyle of solar company Senergy Innovations and Dr Rachel Gawley of healthcare apps company AppAttic were among 15 winners in Innovate UK's ‘infocus’ competition for Women in Innovation, announced at an award ceremony held at London’s Royal Society of Arts. The winners come from a variety of sectors including health, nuclear energy, transport [...]
Last month MATRIX panellist Dr. Robert Grundy attended the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016 in order to understand drivers of innovation in the English NHS and learn more about different initiatives and approaches to innovation that could be applied to the Life and Health Sciences sector in Northern Ireland. [...]
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.