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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.

RAE MacRobert Award now open for applications

November 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on RAE MacRobert Award now open for applications

The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, is the UK's longest running and most prestigious prize for engineering innovation. It recognises outstanding engineering innovation combined with proven commercial success and tangible social benefit. Winners receive a £50,000 cash prize, gold medal and national acclaim. Applications are now open. The RAE welcomes entries from [...]

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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 MATRIX PANEL

We have a main panel of twelve business and academic leaders, supported by a small secretariat team based in the Department for the Economy. The interim Chair is Dr. Rob Grundy. Other panel members include Gavin Campbell, Professor Jim McLaughlin OBE, Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact) at Ulster University and Bombardier’s Gavin Campbell.

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OUR LIBRARY

This library is a collection of MATRIX reports and documents that the MATRIX panel and secretariat have used in their research. The most recent additions to the library are here – if you want to see the full collection, arranged by topic, please visit the library section.

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The Future of Jobs 2018

Workforce transformations are no longer an aspect of the distant future. As shown in the five-year outlook of this report, these transformations are a feature of today’s workplaces and people’s current livelihoods and are set to continue in the near term.

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Materials Landscaping Study

Materials Landscaping Study This report details the scale, geographical distribution and competitiveness of the UK materials sector. It is based on [...]

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LIVE SBRIs

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).

All of the current and forthcoming funding competitions run by Innovate UK are published on the GOV.UK website.

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WHAT IS MATRIX?

MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is a business led expert panel, formed primarily to advise government, industry and academia on the commercial exploitation of R&D and science and technology in Northern Ireland.

We produce regular, in depth reports which outline the work, findings and recommendations of our specialist panels. These reports are an invaluable resource for anyone interested in how new technologies and market opportunities can be developed within the Northern Ireland economy and beyond.

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