May 2017

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, [...]

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 [...]