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.
The MATRIX Women in STEM workshop brought together 70 participants from academia, industry and schools to discuss how best to support women of all ages working and studying in STEM sectors. The event, which was held in Titanic Belfast, used the "Engage" process, real-time e-participation facilitated by Professor Jonathan Wallace, [...]
Are you pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)? Perhaps you had a STEM role but left to pursue a different career? Whatever your experience has been as a woman working in STEM, MATRIX would like to hear from you. All MATRIX reports completed to date have [...]
The Education Authority (EA) has launched a new ‘Smart School Transport’ competition under the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) scheme. The competition is aimed at digital solution providers to stimulate the development of innovative solutions to enable delivery of safer and more efficient home-to-school transport in Northern Ireland for approximately [...]
A new challenge launched by Tourism NI will offer up to £70,000 for technology and tourism partnerships to develop ways to use augmented reality (AR) to support local tourism. The competition, which is part of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), will also help to identify and test new supporting [...]
With the creative industries contributing £1 billion GVA to the Northern Ireland economy, Ulster University today unveiled a new £20 million Creative Industries Institute to drive future growth in the critically important sector. Creative Industries is the fastest growing sector of the UK economy contributing almost £90 billion of GVA; [...]
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 [...]
The Education Authority (EA) has launched a new ‘Smart School Transport’ competition under the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) scheme. The competition is aimed at [...]
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.
After the reboot: computing education in UK schools This Royal Society report explores the challenges and issues facing the subject in primary and secondary schools since the subject was introduced in [...]
Getting Skills Right: Good Practice in Adapting to Changing Skill Needs This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances, based on five country-specific policy notes for France, Italy, Spain, South [...]