The Northern Ireland Science Park announced its ambitious plans for growth today, including the support of 5,000 additional new jobs and three new buildings, taking the total area to 1m square feet. As part of the expansion the Science Park has rebranded itself as Catalyst Inc - the new name reflecting the [...]
Do you have a great idea for using open data to develop a teaching resource or tool? The OpenDataNI Challenge offers the chance of winning £20,000 to make it happen. The competition, which is jointly funded by the Department of Finance and the Department for the Economy on behalf of the Northern Ireland Digital [...]
Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship by Her Majesty The Queen. The title of Regius Professorship recognises exceptionally high quality research at an institution. Only 14 have been granted since the reign of Queen Victoria, including 12 to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. [...]
Women with potential to be successful entrepreneurs and leaders in innovation can apply for support and funding to help them to succeed. Innovate UK has up to £200,000 and a package of tailored support to award to businesswomen who have exciting ideas and the potential to become leaders in innovation [...]
Over 100 Further Education students were in Foyle Arena last Thursday to show off their STEM related projects at the 2016 Best Awards. The BEST Awards (Business and Education through Skills and Training) is a competition run annually by Colleges NI. Now in its 6th year, the BEST Awards were [...]
Invest NI has launched a Digital ICT Collaborative Network Call which will offer up to £250,000 funding to industry-led networks that would like support to co-ordinate and scope out innovative, collaborative projects. Following on from the publication of the Matrix Digital ICT report, Invest NI has identified medium to long [...]
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.