November 2016

Yedup named ‘Company of the Year’ at Invest Northern Ireland’s Propel Programme Awards

By | November 7th, 2016|ICT & Digital|

A Belfast based technology start-up, Yedup, which uses ground-breaking social media analytics to enable investors to access real-time information about market conditions and what their customers are thinking has been named ‘Company of the Year’ at Invest Northern Ireland’s Propel Programme Awards. Yedup, which was founded by mathematicians Paul McWilliams and Dr. Martin Spollen from [...]

October 2016

Consultation on the Draft Programme for Government is open

By | October 27th, 2016|Government|

On 27 October 2016, the Executive agreed the publication of a draft Programme for Government for a period of consultation. This Programme for Government is different from any before.  It is constructed around a framework of wellbeing outcomes, expressing the ambitions of the Executive for everyone in society.  It also [...]

NI Digital Catapult Launched

By | October 27th, 2016|ICT & Digital|

Digital Catapult Northern Ireland was launched at Titanic Belfast today, with business leaders and digital innovators from across Northern Ireland, and from elsewhere in the UK and Ireland, coming together to learn about the Catapult’s ambitious programme of projects and initiatives designed to support the growth of Northern Ireland’s digital [...]

Space is an important asset to Northern Ireland’s economy

By | October 18th, 2016|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster MLA and Economy Minister Simon Hamilton today welcomed Principia Mission Astronaut Tim PeakeCMG from the European Space Agency (ESA) to Northern Ireland. Major Peake officially opened the new Thales space propulsion facilities in Belfast following a £6million investment by Thales, Thales Alenia Space [...]

September 2016

Jumpack wins INVENT 2016

By | September 30th, 2016|STEM|

This year’s INVENT winner shows that invention knows no heights – the prestigious grand prize of £13,000 went to Jumpack, a foldable, wearable ramp for BMXers, skateboarders and other extreme sports enthusiasts. The INVENT awards, in partnership with Bank of Ireland UK, recognise proof-of-concept stage innovations and has long been [...]

Identifying the careers of the future

By | September 23rd, 2016|STEM|

Whether you are a student or a parent, one of your main concerns when choosing a course will be whether it will lead to good job opportunities in the future. But where do you start? There are so many sources of information and opinion out there, and it is hard [...]

£3.6million investment in research funding announced

By | September 8th, 2016|Government|

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has announced £3.6 million of research funding for five research projects involving Queen’s University Belfast. The Investigators Programme Partnership between Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Department for the Economy (DfE) supports collaborative projects involving universities from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) in [...]

August 2016

July 2016

Irish Academy of Engineering revives the Parsons Medal

By | July 27th, 2016|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

The Irish Academy of Engineering has announced the revival of the award of the Parsons Medal and is seeking nominations for the award from engineers or engineering scientists of exceptional ability in research or engineering technology, designated as “The Irish Academy of Engineering Parsons Medal for Engineering Sciences” Background The Parsons Medal commemorates [...]