A unique partnership between industry, government and research has resulted in a group of engineers receiving specialist training that will enhance Northern Ireland’s skills base in hard metal machining. NIACE, the Northern Ireland Advanced Composite and Engineering Centre, based in Belfast, has formed a strategic partnership with Mills CNC, and [...]
Seven global aerospace companies were in Northern Ireland last week as part of a visit programme designed to build on Northern Ireland’s reputation for excellence in the aerospace sector. Hosted by Invest Northern Ireland, the UK Civil Aerospace Cluster of companies were briefed about the capabilities of the local aerospace [...]
St Patrick’s High School, Keady, County Armagh has won the award for ‘Best Northern Ireland School’ as well as ‘BT Northern Ireland Best Project’. Their project, entitled ‘Power Down to Power Up’, was entered in the Social & Behavioural Sciences category at junior level and the group also received 2nd [...]
A lot has been said and written about the growth and existence of a remarkable cluster of materials handling companies in deepest County Tyrone. But, like a lot of his industry counterparts, Kieran Hegarty reckons there is a pragmatic explanation. “Yes, there’s an engineering tradition around here,” he says from his office at Terex Corporation’s plant on the [...]
The Life Sciences are central in helping drive the future growth of Northern Ireland's economy was the message Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell brought to Carrickfergus today. The Minister was speaking as he visited Pollock Lifts who manufacture specialty mobility lifts for wheelchair and disabled access. Minister Bell said: “The Life [...]
The goals outlined in Ireland’s ambitious science strategy are eminently achievable provided that both the state and industry continue funding research, the government’s chief scientific adviser Mark Ferguson has told Dick Ahlstrom. Ferguson advises the Irish government on science strategy and he is also the director-general of the national funding [...]
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