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April 2017

Kainos launches its first AI camp

By | April 25th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Ever wondered how Spotify always gets it right when it recommends a song for you? Or how Amazon knows what to try to sell you at the checkout? If you’re an undergraduate and want to take part in a free two-week summer camp where you’ll pick up the fundamentals of [...]

Beltech 2017 Review

By | 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 [...]

March 2017

Review of the 2017 Dublin Tech Summit

By | March 8th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

The 2017 Dublin Tech Summit was held over 15-16th February at the Dublin Conference Centre, with 8 stages, over 10,000 attendees and featuring over 200 speakers and investors. Key themes this year included Creative Technologies, Internet of Things, Fintech, Medtech and Big Data. On the first morning all the focus in the foyer [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

November 2016

Yedup named ‘Company of the Year’ at Invest Northern Ireland’s Propel Programme Awards

By | November 7th, 2016|ICT & Digital|

A Belfast based technology start-up, Yedup, which uses ground-breaking social media analytics to enable investors to access real-time information about market conditions and what their customers are thinking has been named ‘Company of the Year’ at Invest Northern Ireland’s Propel Programme Awards. Yedup, which was founded by mathematicians Paul McWilliams and Dr. Martin Spollen from [...]

October 2016

NI Digital Catapult Launched

By | October 27th, 2016|ICT & Digital|

Digital Catapult Northern Ireland was launched at Titanic Belfast today, with business leaders and digital innovators from across Northern Ireland, and from elsewhere in the UK and Ireland, coming together to learn about the Catapult’s ambitious programme of projects and initiatives designed to support the growth of Northern Ireland’s digital [...]

July 2016

New £80k digital business competition for tourism

By | July 1st, 2016|ICT & Digital|

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton today announced a new £80k Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to develop innovative, real time tourism technology solutions. The SBRI competition is seeking technology solutions to encourage visitors to explore more, do more and spend more during their visit to Northern Ireland. The Minister said: [...]

DAERA launches £350k research initiative for Mobuoy Road Waste site

By | July 1st, 2016|ICT & Digital|

Environment Minister Michelle McIlveen has officially launched a new £350k Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to encourage and stimulate the development of innovative remediation technologies for the Mobuoy Road waste site and other illegal waste sites. Funding for this SBRI competition has come from the Executive’s Pilot SBRI Challenge [...]

Belfast City Council launches Smart Cities competition

By | July 1st, 2016|ICT & Digital|

Belfast City Council has launched an initiative to become a Smart City, looking at new and innovative ways to tackle traditional urban challenges and support the city’s aims and ambitions. The council is working with the Future Cities Catapult and city partners to develop a long-term road map towards a smart Belfast. [...]