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.
The Department of Finance has opened a £30,000 Innovation and Outreach Fund to encourage the use of open data. Awards of between £300 and up to £5,000 are available to fund the development of apps or other interactive visualisations that make innovative use of data on the Open Data NI portal. Organisations and individuals hosting engagement activities including hackathons, workshops, [...]
The Department for the Economy and the Department of Finance are currently inviting government departments and arm’s length bodies to submit proposals for new Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) projects. Matrix is currently producing a series of videos to demonstrate how SBRIs work - you can view the first of the series above. If you work in the public sector [...]
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).
The Open Data NI Innovation and Outreach FundDepartment of Finance The NI Government Department of FinanceNorthern Ireland
Competition: Advanced Vision for 2020 and BeyondDASA The UK Defence & Security AcceleratorUK
ISCF TFP science and technology into practice: demonstrationIndustrial Strategy Challenge Fund A fund to strengthen UK science and business innovationUK
UK-Israel open collaborative R&D competition 2019Innovate UK The UK's innovation agencyUK
November expression of interest: ATI programmeATI The Aerospace Technology InstituteUK