The 2017 Dublin Tech Summit was held over 15-16th February at the Dublin Conference Centre, with 8 stages, over 10,000 attendees and featuring over 200 speakers and investors. Key themes this year included Creative Technologies, Internet of Things, Fintech, Medtech and Big Data. On the first morning all the focus in the foyer [...]
A new report from NESTA argues that the ability to solve problems with others is a crucial skill for our young people in the workplace of the future but the current education system does little to support it. "Solved! Making the case for collaborative problem-solving" looks at the need to teach [...]
More than four million free digital skills training opportunities will be created as part of a Digital Strategy launched by the UK government to help make the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business and ensure the digital economy works for everyone. A pioneering new Digital [...]
We had a great turn out to the third Matrix poetry event which was held at the Black Box in Belfast on Tuesday 21st February as part of the NI Science Festival. Our panel of judges, Iggy McGovern, Jean Bleakney and Matt Kirkham judged over 120 entries to the main [...]
MATRIX has teamed up with the John Hewitt Society to bring you a night of talks and science themed poetry, culminating in a world record attempt for the most haiku tweeted at a single event! The event is part of the NI Science Festival and will be held Tuesday 21st February [...]
Could you write a Haiku about science? You could win one of two £250 prizes up for grabs in this year’s MATRIX Poetry Competition. MATRIX has launched its third Poetry Competition to highlight the links between science and the arts. For the first time MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry [...]
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.
The Northern Ireland Innovation Dashboard
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.