Creative Technology

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Creative Technology 2017-08-07T14:14:05+00:00
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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

New Augmented Reality challenge launched by Tourism NI

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

A new challenge launched by Tourism NI will offer up to £70,000 for technology and tourism partnerships to develop ways to use augmented reality (AR) to support local tourism. The competition, which is part of [...]

Ulster University to drive economic growth with new £20m Creative Industries Institute

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

With the creative industries contributing £1 billion GVA to the Northern Ireland economy, Ulster University today unveiled a new £20 million Creative Industries Institute to drive future growth in the critically important sector. Creative Industries [...]

CreativeXR – Digital Catapult innovation support programme

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Digital innovators from across Northern Ireland came to Belfast, this week, to hear about the new innovation support programme, CreativeXR, designed to unlock the creative potential of immersive content. The event, hosted by Digital Catapult [...]

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