The MATRIX website is home to the latest Northern Ireland science & technology news, the most relevant reports and of course our own studies on Northern Ireland’s tech sectors and how best to grow them.
Research by Ulster University has shown that Primary Schools teachers have reported low levels of confidence when using computers and digital devices. The report “Digital Education in Primary Schools” authored by Professor Linda Clarke shows that just 57% of Teachers participating in the study reported that they felt fairly confident when using computers and digital devices. A further 10% reporting [...]
Tech Nation has opened applications for its cyber security growth programme Cyber 2.0. After the resounding success of last year’s inaugural Cyber sector programme, with companies such as CybSafe, Red Sift and ISMS.Online among the graduating cohort, they are looking for the next tranche of pre-Series A Cyber stars looking to accelerate their growth. The Cyber 2.0 programme will help [...]
What Matrix does
The MATRIX panel commissions research, analysis and studies, to help DfE build the evidence base for future science and R&D policies within wider innovation policy.
The Matrix panel advises in three main areas:
Key R&D and science & technology issues affecting business innovation
The emerging strategic technology priorities impacting on Northern Ireland’s economy
The promotion of a culture of innovation and the importance of R&D and science & technology in the future, particularly with business and in regard to commercial exploitation activities.
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The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) connects public sector challenges with innovative ideas from industry, supporting companies to generate economic growth and enabling improvement in achieving government objectives.
SBRI provides innovative solutions to challenges faced by the public sector and generates new business opportunities for companies, providing SMEs with a route to market for their ideas and bridging the seed funding gap experienced by many early stage companies. It supports economic growth and enables the development of innovative products and services through the public procurement of research and development (R&D).
The Open Data NI Innovation and Outreach FundDepartment of Finance The NI Government Department of FinanceNorthern Ireland
Subsea autonomous systems: next generation technologiesInnovate UK The UK's innovation agencyUK
APC 15: developing the UK’s low carbon automotive capabilityAPC The Advanced Propulsion CentreUK
ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: feasibility studies and industrial researchInnovate UK The UK's innovation agencyUK
SBRI rail demonstrations: first of a kind 2020Innovate UK The UK's innovation agencyUK