June 2017

First Derivatives to work with NASA on AI space project

By | 2017-06-22T13:50:44+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Global technology specialist company First Derivatives is to use its Kx Technology in a project with the SETI Institute and NASA Frontier Development Lab to apply AI to solve space related challenges. Kx technology will provide the analytics capability in partnership with Lockheed Martin and IBM on one of NASA Frontier [...]

Rod Hardeman awarded MBE for services to NI economy

By | 2017-06-23T14:09:17+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

Dr Rob Hardeman, Acting Chair of MATRIX, the  NI Science Industry Panel, has been awarded an MBE for his services to the Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Engineering Sector in Northern Ireland. Dr. Hardeman led the MATRIX 2016 Advanced Manufacturing, Materials & Engineering study and is currently implementing the recommendations from [...]

Royal Academy of Engineering launches SME Leaders programme

By | 2017-06-13T09:45:44+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

The RAE has opened its SME Leaders programme to applications. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 4 July 2017. The programme (delivered by the Academy's Enterprise Hub) will support promising leaders of high growth engineering SMEs. The RAE aims to support development of leadership skills, through four main channels: Training courses, [...]

App Attic makes the 2017 Disrupt 100 list

By | 2017-06-07T13:08:33+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Creative Technology|

Northern Ireland app and tech development company App Attic has been named in the Disrupt 100 list for 2017. Disrupt 100 celebrates the businesses with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets. The list is compiled and curated by the world’s leading entrepreneurs, investors and business people. AppAttic uses innovative [...]

May 2017

Future innovators recognised in BEST Awards

By | 2017-05-30T13:25:09+00:00 May 30th, 2017|STEM|

The biggest awards event in the Further Education calendar in Northern Ireland took place this week at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, County Down. The BEST Awards recognise innovation in a wide range of areas ranging from creative industries, to visual design and life sciences being cultivated by students and [...]

CSIT Secures Major R & D Investment from Invest NI

By | 2017-05-19T15:05:34+00:00 May 19th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Invest Northern Ireland has announced major investment in The Centre for Secure Information technologies (CSIT) which will generate further growth of the cyber security sector in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is the number one location in the world for cyber security inward investment (FT fDI Markets 2013-16) and the number one global destination [...]

CBRE puts Belfast in Top 25 Creative Regions

By | 2017-05-19T14:08:42+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Creative Technology|

Belfast is a major tech and creative talent city and a leading UK creative talent market, according to a report by CBRE. "Creative Regions" is a new CBRE report, showcasing the Top 25 Regional Creative locations in the UK [outside of London]. The ranking was calculated through a weighted analysis [...]

BBC Northern Ireland signs new innovation and collaboration agreement with local Universities

By | 2017-05-15T16:48:57+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Creative Technology|

A new agreement between BBC Northern Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University aims to support the latest research and stimulate innovation for cutting edge broadcasting. A number of joint projects are planned which will help enhance and develop media technologies through applied research. They will enable new concepts and techniques to [...]

Ulster University’s connected health research recognised at global competition

By | 2017-05-11T11:25:26+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Life & Health Sciences|

Ulster University, in collaboration with leading international medical companies including Intelesens, has been recognised at a global competition designed to uncover an innovative technological solution to diagnose some of the world’s most pressing health problems. The $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition, which took place over three and a half years, [...]