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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

MATRIX workshop dates for Creative Technologies – register now

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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Take our survey on Creative Technologies in Northern Ireland

August 7th, 2017|0 Comments

We are looking for your thoughts on how the Creative Technologies - Film, TV, animation, UX, games and immersive technologies such as AR & VR - could best be supported in Northern Ireland. Northern [...]

£80m funding for Creative Industries Cluster Programme

August 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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, [...]

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.

Creative Hubs: Understanding the New Economy 2017-07-07T11:25:16+00:00
The Geography of Creativity in the UK 2017-07-06T10:41:56+00:00
The geography of the UK’s creative and high–tech economies 2017-07-05T15:25:26+00:00
The Digital Powerhouse 2017-06-16T11:01:08+00:00
Digital Entrepreneurship 2017-06-02T15:23:23+00:00
Creativity and Constraint 2016-12-09T14:03:38+00:00
2016 NI Knowledge Economy Index 2016-12-09T13:55:36+00:00
Ireland’s Digital Future 2016-12-09T11:11:08+00:00

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