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January 2018

Three NI companies selected for Phase 1 of the Smart School Transport SBRI

By | 2018-01-24T16:49:21+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Government, ICT & Digital|

Kinsetsu, Analytics Engines and Deloitte MCS have been selected by the Education Authority (EA) for Phase 1 of their SBRI to develop innovative solutions to allow delivery of safer and more efficient home-to-school transport in Northern Ireland. The Education Authority (EA) is responsible for delivering safe, efficient home to school [...]

December 2017

Artificial Intelligence workshop in January 2018

By | 2018-01-08T18:01:35+00:00 December 19th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

MATRIX, together with the Digital Catapult NI and the Department for the Economy, is holding a Artificial Intelligence workshop on the 10th January in Titanic Belfast. We are inviting AI developers and adopters from all sectors to explore what Northern Ireland needs to do to take full advantage of the [...]

October 2017

Education Authority launches Smart School Transport Competition

By | 2017-10-31T10:00:22+00:00 October 31st, 2017|ICT & Digital|

The Education Authority (EA) has launched a new ‘Smart School Transport’ competition under the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) scheme. The competition is aimed at digital solution providers to stimulate the development of innovative solutions to enable delivery of safer and more efficient home-to-school transport in Northern Ireland for approximately [...]

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 [...]

May 2017

CSIT Secures Major R & D Investment from Invest NI

By | 2017-05-19T15:05:34+00:00 May 19th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Invest Northern Ireland has announced major investment in The Centre for Secure Information technologies (CSIT) which will generate further growth of the cyber security sector in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is the number one location in the world for cyber security inward investment (FT fDI Markets 2013-16) and the number one global destination [...]

April 2017

Kainos launches its first AI camp

By | 2017-04-25T10:04:31+00:00 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 | 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 [...]

March 2017

Review of the 2017 Dublin Tech Summit

By | 2017-03-09T11:10:47+00:00 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 [...]