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January 2018

Government launches 2018 Year of Engineering

By | 2018-01-16T13:12:02+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Year of Engineering|

A pioneering campaign to transform the way young people see engineering and boost numbers entering the profession has been launched. The Year of Engineering aims to deliver a million inspiring engineering experiences in 2018 and MATRIX will be participating throughout the year. Ministers from across government are joining forces with [...]

Launch of NI Science Festival 2018

By | 2018-01-15T15:32:57+00:00 January 15th, 2018|STEM, Year of Engineering|

The programme for the ever popular NI Science Festival has been launched, with MATRIX one of the main sponsors. The festival is now in its fourth year, and this year's programme will have 180 events across 11 days in February. These events all help to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering [...]

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 [...]

MATRIX welcomes the UK Industrial Strategy White Paper

By | 2017-12-04T12:42:23+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Government|

MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, has welcomed the UK Industrial Strategy White Paper published last Monday which outlines plans to drive growth, build on the strengths of places, boost skills, improve productivity, boost people’s earning power and upgrade infrastructure. Read the Industrial Strategy White Paper The Strategy includes [...]

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; [...]