Creative Technology

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Creative Technology 2018-04-11T20:46:44+00:00

Matrix is undertaking a short study into the interface between technology and creativity, following one of the supporting recommendations from the 2016 Digital ICT report that “a report dedicated to the creative digital and content sector in Northern Ireland” should be produced.

There is a growing cluster of businesses in Northern Ireland who are creative and depend heavily on technology – particularly in the following areas:

  • Film & TV
  • Gaming & animation
  • E-Learning
  • Software/music
  • Mobile/Web content

There is also a growing interest in graduates in gaming and related subjects from large banking and financial organisations who are increasingly aware that user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) play a vital role in business growth and customer retention.

Panel Chairman

Tim Brundle

Tim Brundle

Tim Brundle has over twelve years experience in the successful commercialisation of technology and business and economic development. He has significant experience raising project and new venture funds, scenario planning, developing intellectual property commercialisation and innovation strategies and authoring public sector reports. He is an experienced and skilled Chairman of both young technology companies and mature public Institutions.

Tim is Director of Innovation at the University of Ulster and is the CEO of Innovation Ulster Ltd, the University of Ulster’s venturing and investment company. He is a Board member of Invest NI and a non-executive director of 9 technology companies.

We look at:

  • The Market Focus

  • The Northern Ireland Advantage

  • Access to Finance

  • Support available from Invest NI

  • People & Skills

  • Available and Emerging Technologies

  • Collaboration

  • Government Support

What is Creative Technology?

Creative Technology News

MATRIX Creative Technologies report launched

April 12th, 2018|0 Comments

The Creative Technology report was launched today at the Ulster Museum. MATRIX Creative Technologies report This short report examines the creative technology sector in Northern Ireland. When we undertook our study into the Digital ICT [...]

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Belfast games company wins support from CreativeXR

January 31st, 2018|0 Comments

A Belfast games company has won the chance to develop an immersive prototype through a UK wide competition. Boom Clap Play will develop "When Something Happens", described as an epic journey through the history of [...]

New Augmented Reality challenge launched by Tourism NI

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

A new challenge launched by Tourism NI will offer up to £70,000 for technology and tourism partnerships to develop ways to use augmented reality (AR) to support local tourism. The competition, which is part of [...]

Research publications

Below is a selection of the reports used to research this project. If you would like to see all the Creative Technology related reports, please visit the library.

Creative Hubs: Understanding the New Economy 2017-07-07T11:25:16+00:00
The Geography of Creativity in the UK 2017-07-06T10:41:56+00:00
The geography of the UK’s creative and high–tech economies 2017-07-05T15:25:26+00:00
The Digital Powerhouse 2017-06-16T11:01:08+00:00
Digital Entrepreneurship 2017-06-02T15:23:23+00:00
Creativity and Constraint 2016-12-09T14:03:38+00:00
2016 NI Knowledge Economy Index 2016-12-09T13:55:36+00:00
Ireland’s Digital Future 2016-12-09T11:11:08+00:00