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August 2017

£80m funding for Creative Industries Cluster Programme

By | 2017-08-02T15:05:36+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Creative Technology|

As part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, a record £80m-plus is being invested to create a step-change in collaboration between the country’s internationally-renowned creative industries and universities across the UK. The Creative Industries Clusters Programme, which will start in 2018, will help catalyse economic growth and provide the skills needed [...]

GovCampConnect returns to Narrow Water Castle

By | 2017-08-01T14:57:13+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Government|

GovCampConnect, the "unconference" for anyone interested in digital government, returns for another year to Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint, Saturday 2nd September 2017, 9am-5pm. Talk topics will be attendee generated on the day, but to give you an idea, topics at last year's GovCampConnect included: What does a Smart City look like? [...]

July 2017

EPSRC announces £138m investment in research-business partnerships

By | 2017-07-17T10:30:41+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

Two major investments in research partnerships that will strengthen the links between the UK's research base, industry and business partners were announced last week by Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science. Both investments show the pivotal importance of engineering and the physical sciences to the country's continued development as [...]

#CultureisDigital launched to encourage digital conversation

By | 2017-07-06T14:23:20+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Creative Technology|

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has launched #CultureisDigital, a conversation between government, the cultural sector and tech companies. As part of the department’s commitment to review the digitisation of its public collections and cultural offering, the project will analyse how culture and digital technology can collaborate to [...]

SBRI funding for gestational diabetes healthcare projects

By | 2017-07-04T13:52:58+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Life & Health Sciences|

Could you develop technology solutions to better support diabetic pregnant women? The Department of Health and Department for Economy in Northern Ireland have launched a new Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition, under the title "Project 'GEMS' - Gestational, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Empowering Mothers through Mobile Technologies". The competition [...]

June 2017

Robotics and AI – driving the UK’s industrial strategy

By | 2017-06-26T11:14:27+00:00 June 26th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Robotics and artificial intelligence have the potential to transform the UK’s industry, economy and workplaces. Professor Guang-Zhong Yang CBE FREng, Director and Co-founder of The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London and Chair of the UK-RAS Network, sets out how investment in these areas could improve innovation [...]

First Derivatives to work with NASA on AI space project

By | 2017-06-22T13:50:44+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Global technology specialist company First Derivatives is to use its Kx Technology in a project with the SETI Institute and NASA Frontier Development Lab to apply AI to solve space related challenges. Kx technology will provide the analytics capability in partnership with Lockheed Martin and IBM on one of NASA Frontier [...]

Rod Hardeman awarded MBE for services to NI economy

By | 2017-06-23T14:09:17+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

Dr Rob Hardeman, Acting Chair of MATRIX, the  NI Science Industry Panel, has been awarded an MBE for his services to the Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Engineering Sector in Northern Ireland. Dr. Hardeman led the MATRIX 2016 Advanced Manufacturing, Materials & Engineering study and is currently implementing the recommendations from [...]

Royal Academy of Engineering launches SME Leaders programme

By | 2017-06-13T09:45:44+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

The RAE has opened its SME Leaders programme to applications. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 4 July 2017. The programme (delivered by the Academy's Enterprise Hub) will support promising leaders of high growth engineering SMEs. The RAE aims to support development of leadership skills, through four main channels: Training courses, [...]

App Attic makes the 2017 Disrupt 100 list

By | 2017-06-07T13:08:33+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Creative Technology|

Northern Ireland app and tech development company App Attic has been named in the Disrupt 100 list for 2017. Disrupt 100 celebrates the businesses with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets. The list is compiled and curated by the world’s leading entrepreneurs, investors and business people. AppAttic uses innovative [...]