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January 2017

Future Skills Cyber Security Fundamentals Academy

By | January 31st, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Do you know a graduate who would like to receive free training and qualifications in the exciting and rapidly growing technological area of Cyber Security? The Future Skills Cyber Security Fundamentals Academy offers the opportunity to be trained in an industry recognised cyber security course, focusing on the core skills [...]

MATRIX welcomes three new members to the panel

By | January 12th, 2017|Government|

Three new panellists have been appointed to MATRIX, bringing with them a wealth of experience in their respective fields. Tom Gray Tom Gray has been the CTO at Kainos for over ten years and was recently appointed as Chairman of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in Northern Ireland. He [...]

Ulster University wins £20m of EU Cross Border Funding for Research and Innovation

By | January 5th, 2017|Life & Health Sciences|

Ulster University has won £20m of European funding through the EU’s INTERREG VA programme, which will see the University lead three major UK and cross-border research projects. The funding, awarded through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), will enable Ulster University [...]

CSIT cyber security incubator will provide up to £30k worth of engineering support

By | January 3rd, 2017|ICT & Digital|

CSIT Labs, the world’s only incubator programme for cyber security start-ups which provides engineering resource, is recruiting for its second cohort. The incubator is based at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), the UK’s National Innovation and Knowledge Centre for cyber security located in Belfast. Teams will undertake a [...]

December 2016

Launch of New Collaborative Growth Programme

By | December 14th, 2016|Government|

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has launched the Invest Northern Ireland Collaborative Growth Programme in Belfast. Invest Northern Ireland has allocated £5.7million funding over the next five years to help stimulate innovation among local businesses.One hundred per cent funding up to £25,000 is available to industry-led networks requiring facilitation support [...]

US Investor aPriori Technologies Welcomed to Northern Ireland

By | December 8th, 2016|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

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 [...]

Irish film industry in the spotlight

By | December 1st, 2016|Creative Technology|

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 [...]

November 2016

Advanced Manufacturing, Materials & Engineering Report launched

By | November 29th, 2016|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

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 [...]

Two NI entrepreneurs among Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation winners

By | November 16th, 2016|Intellectual Property|

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 [...]