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April 2017

Kainos launches its first AI camp

By | 2017-04-25T10:04:31+00:00 April 25th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Ever wondered how Spotify always gets it right when it recommends a song for you? Or how Amazon knows what to try to sell you at the checkout? If you’re an undergraduate and want to take part in a free two-week summer camp where you’ll pick up the fundamentals of [...]

World-First for FabLab Nerve Centre

By | 2017-04-11T16:49:16+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Creative Technology|

Inmates at HMP Maghaberry Prison have successfully completed a four-day pilot project, funded by the Department for Communities, in digital fabrication with FabLab Nerve Centre. This is the first time, anywhere in the world, that a FabLab has been taken into a prison setting. At the end of the week [...]

Beltech 2017 Review

By | 2017-04-10T17:24:57+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Creative Technology, ICT & Digital|

The fourth annual BelTech Conference, curated by Kainos, was held on 6 - 7th April in Titanic Belfast. It featured two days of keynote speakers and panel discussions, aimed at technology professionals, developers, creatives, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Here's a selection of the best speakers I heard and what they had to [...]

BBC & NI Screen renew partnership agreement

By | 2017-04-05T16:55:17+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Creative Technology|

The BBC and Northern Ireland Screen have renewed their successful partnership agreement, which sees them continue to work together to invest in developing an internationally competitive screen industry in Northern Ireland. This second partnership agreement aims to build on the success of the original and will see the BBC commit [...]

DANI Awards shortlists published

By | 2017-04-04T17:03:43+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Creative Technology|

The DANI Awards have been celebrating the expertise, talent and achievements of the digital, tech and creative industries since 2010 and attract hundreds of entries from digital agencies and businesses from across Northern Ireland. This year MATRIX is sponsoring the Technical Blog Award in recognition of the great work being done [...]

March 2017

Review of the 2017 Dublin Tech Summit

By | 2017-03-09T11:10:47+00:00 March 8th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

The 2017 Dublin Tech Summit was held over 15-16th February at the Dublin Conference Centre, with 8 stages, over 10,000 attendees and featuring over 200 speakers and investors. Key themes this year included Creative Technologies, Internet of Things, Fintech, Medtech and Big Data. On the first morning all the focus in the foyer [...]

February 2017

Matrix Poetry Event – the results

By | 2017-02-24T16:38:45+00:00 February 24th, 2017|STEM|

We had a great turn out to the third Matrix poetry event which was held at the Black Box in Belfast on Tuesday 21st February as part of the NI Science Festival. Our panel of judges, Iggy McGovern, Jean Bleakney and Matt Kirkham judged over 120 entries to the main [...]

Win £250 at the MATRIX Poetry Event

By | 2017-02-20T11:29:38+00:00 February 20th, 2017|STEM|

MATRIX has teamed up with the John Hewitt Society to bring you a night of talks and science themed poetry, culminating in a world record attempt for the most haiku tweeted at a single event! The event is part of the NI Science Festival and will be held Tuesday 21st February [...]