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February 2017

Science Festival to feature first MAKESHOP in Northern Ireland

By | 2017-02-06T11:40:37+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|STEM|

The third Northern Ireland Science Festival kicks off on 16 February 2017, with its biggest programme yet. With over 100 events across 25+ venues, the NI Science Festival offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These events present some [...]

January 2017

Future Skills Cyber Security Fundamentals Academy

By | 2017-01-31T10:24:39+00:00 January 31st, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Do you know a graduate who would like to receive free training and qualifications in the exciting and rapidly growing technological area of Cyber Security? The Future Skills Cyber Security Fundamentals Academy offers the opportunity to be trained in an industry recognised cyber security course, focusing on the core skills [...]

MATRIX welcomes three new members to the panel

By | 2017-01-12T11:38:39+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Government|

Three new panellists have been appointed to MATRIX, bringing with them a wealth of experience in their respective fields. Tom Gray Tom Gray has been the CTO at Kainos for over ten years and was recently appointed as Chairman of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in Northern Ireland. He [...]

Ulster University wins £20m of EU Cross Border Funding for Research and Innovation

By | 2017-01-05T11:04:42+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Life & Health Sciences|

Ulster University has won £20m of European funding through the EU’s INTERREG VA programme, which will see the University lead three major UK and cross-border research projects. The funding, awarded through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), will enable Ulster University [...]

CSIT cyber security incubator will provide up to £30k worth of engineering support

By | 2017-01-03T10:57:43+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|ICT & Digital|

CSIT Labs, the world’s only incubator programme for cyber security start-ups which provides engineering resource, is recruiting for its second cohort. The incubator is based at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), the UK’s National Innovation and Knowledge Centre for cyber security located in Belfast. Teams will undertake a [...]

December 2016

Launch of New Collaborative Growth Programme

By | 2016-12-14T10:31:59+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Government|

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has launched the Invest Northern Ireland Collaborative Growth Programme in Belfast. Invest Northern Ireland has allocated £5.7million funding over the next five years to help stimulate innovation among local businesses.One hundred per cent funding up to £25,000 is available to industry-led networks requiring facilitation support [...]

US Investor aPriori Technologies Welcomed to Northern Ireland

By | 2016-12-08T11:21:51+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has announced US business aPriori Technologies is establishing a 15 strong technology team in Belfast to support its growth. Headquartered in Concord Massachusetts, the company offers major manufacturers software solutions which provide real-time insight into the manufacturability and cost of the products they develop. Its [...]

Irish film industry in the spotlight

By | 2016-12-08T16:08:50+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Creative Technology|

Film production is taking a starring role on both sides of the border, bringing with it investment in infrastructure and a demand for skilled finance professionals. These are heady days for the Irish film industry. Brooklyn, partly filmed in Ireland and based on the novel by Colm Tóibín, was nominated [...]