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November 2017

MATRIX Women in STEM workshop

By | 2017-11-10T12:38:59+00:00 November 10th, 2017|STEM|

The MATRIX Women in STEM workshop brought together 70 participants from academia, industry and schools to discuss how best to support women of all ages working and studying in STEM sectors. The event, which was held in Titanic Belfast, used the "Engage" process, real-time e-participation facilitated by Professor Jonathan Wallace, [...]

Register for the MATRIX Women in STEM workshop

By | 2017-11-06T12:18:42+00:00 November 6th, 2017|STEM|

Are you pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)? Perhaps you had a STEM role but left to pursue a different career? Whatever your experience has been as a woman working in STEM, MATRIX would like to hear from you. All MATRIX reports completed to date have [...]

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-10-20T14:36:40+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Creative Technology|

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 is the fastest growing sector of the UK economy contributing almost £90 billion of GVA; [...]

Big Motive creates Pandemic App for BBC

By | 2017-10-03T15:55:53+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Creative Technology|

Belfast based innovation and design studio Big Motive has designed the user experience for the BBC Pandemic Mobile app. The app, which launches today is a life-saving tool that will be used to measure the spread of a digital “pathogen” as it infects people across the UK. The app will ask volunteers [...]

August 2017

EEF on making the UK Industrial Strategy work for manufacturing

By | 2017-08-08T12:05:26+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

The UK manufacturers' organisation EEF has published a new factcard outlining how Government must support manufacturers’ growth ambitions by making the UK a more internationally competitive location for industry. Download the EEF Industrial Strategy factcard The factcard outlines what the EEF considers to be the gaps in the recent green [...]