Matrix is undertaking a short study into the interface between technology and creativity, following one of the supporting recommendations from the 2016 Digital ICT report that “a report dedicated to the creative digital and content sector in Northern Ireland” should be produced.

There is a growing cluster of businesses in Northern Ireland who are creative and depend heavily on technology – particularly in the following areas:

  • Film & TV
  • Gaming & animation
  • E-Learning
  • Software/music
  • Mobile/Web content

There is also a growing interest in graduates in gaming and related subjects from large banking and financial organisations who are increasingly aware that user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) play a vital role in business growth and customer retention.

Panel Chairman

Tim Brundle

Tim Brundle

Tim Brundle has over twelve years experience in the successful commercialisation of technology and business and economic development. He has significant experience raising project and new venture funds, scenario planning, developing intellectual property commercialisation and innovation strategies and authoring public sector reports. He is an experienced and skilled Chairman of both young technology companies and mature public Institutions.

Tim is Director of Innovation at the University of Ulster and is the CEO of Innovation Ulster Ltd, the University of Ulster’s venturing and investment company. He is a Board member of Invest NI and a non-executive director of 9 technology companies.

We will look at:

  • The Market Focus

  • The Northern Ireland Advantage

  • Access to Finance

  • Support available from Invest NI

  • People & Skills

  • Available and Emerging Technologies

  • Collaboration

  • Government Support

What is Creative Technology?


Creative Technology News

UK government launches new Digital Strategy

March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

More than four million free digital skills training opportunities will be created as part of a Digital Strategy launched by the UK government to help make the UK the best place in the world to start and [...]

Northern Ireland painting game makes an impression in London

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Mona Lisa, the art heist and forgery game in development by Northern Irish game developers Italic Pig, won the Very Big Indie Pitch in London last week. Thirty-seven game companies participated in this year’s Very Big [...]

From Game of Thrones to gaming: how Northern Ireland became a creative hub

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Game of Thrones now contributes £30m a year to the Northern Irish economy, but, thanks to the work of Northern Ireland Screen, the creative industries’ growth in the region goes way beyond just one TV [...]

Research publications

Below is a selection of the reports used to research this project. If you would like to see all the Creative Technology related reports, please visit the library.

TechWatch articles

In November 2016 Techwatch published six articles on creative technology in Northern Ireland written by Emma McDaid – they are well worth a read….

Get in touch

For more  information please contact the Project Manager, Vicky Newman on 02890529628 or