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.
Matrix, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is delighted to be the official sponsor of this year's STEM Village at Air Waves Portrush, which will be headlined by Live Science presenter James Soper. The festival will showcase an array of world-class aircraft for two days of thrilling flying and a host of land-based family entertainment on Saturday 31st August and [...]
The new Matrix panel has now been appointed, drawing on expertise from across all science and technology sectors in Northern Ireland. The new panel is part of a total refresh which aims to bring increased focus to Northern Ireland’s emerging sectors such as Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Manufacturing, Agri-tech and Precision Medicine. Dr. Rob Grundy was appointed as Chair earlier this [...]
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.
Live SBRIs and other funding competitions
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).
Using interactive technology to enhance the delivery of careers advice and guidance to young people with ASDDfE The Department for the Economy Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
The use of emerging technologies to deliver a predictive analysis tool for highway maintenanceDfI The Department for Infrastructure in Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
Using innovative digital / data technologies remotely to monitor cattle and sheep in Northern IrelandDAERA The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural AffairsNorthern Ireland
SBRI Health & Care: Project ‘SPACE’ – Space Data AnalyticsDepartment of Health (DoH) Northern Ireland The Department's mission is to improve the health and social well-being of the people of Northern Ireland.Northern Ireland
Transforming UK construction round 2: MMC, digital and whole-life performanceInnovate UK The UK's innovation agencyUK