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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 [...]

July 2017

#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 [...]

June 2017

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 [...]

May 2017

CBRE puts Belfast in Top 25 Creative Regions

By | 2017-05-19T14:08:42+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Creative Technology|

Belfast is a major tech and creative talent city and a leading UK creative talent market, according to a report by CBRE. "Creative Regions" is a new CBRE report, showcasing the Top 25 Regional Creative locations in the UK [outside of London]. The ranking was calculated through a weighted analysis [...]

BBC Northern Ireland signs new innovation and collaboration agreement with local Universities

By | 2017-05-15T16:48:57+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Creative Technology|

A new agreement between BBC Northern Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University aims to support the latest research and stimulate innovation for cutting edge broadcasting. A number of joint projects are planned which will help enhance and develop media technologies through applied research. They will enable new concepts and techniques to [...]

April 2017

World-First for FabLab Nerve Centre

By | 2017-04-11T16:49:16+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Creative Technology|

Inmates at HMP Maghaberry Prison have successfully completed a four-day pilot project, funded by the Department for Communities, in digital fabrication with FabLab Nerve Centre. This is the first time, anywhere in the world, that a FabLab has been taken into a prison setting. At the end of the week [...]

Beltech 2017 Review

By | 2017-04-10T17:24:57+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Creative Technology, ICT & Digital|

The fourth annual BelTech Conference, curated by Kainos, was held on 6 - 7th April in Titanic Belfast. It featured two days of keynote speakers and panel discussions, aimed at technology professionals, developers, creatives, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Here's a selection of the best speakers I heard and what they had to [...]

BBC & NI Screen renew partnership agreement

By | 2017-04-05T16:55:17+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Creative Technology|

The BBC and Northern Ireland Screen have renewed their successful partnership agreement, which sees them continue to work together to invest in developing an internationally competitive screen industry in Northern Ireland. This second partnership agreement aims to build on the success of the original and will see the BBC commit [...]