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.
A new Small Business Research Initiotive (SBRI) is being launched by the Department of Health to find innovative ideas to address air quality. The competition, called "Project ‘SPACE’ - Space Data Analytics" will open this Friday, 5th July and run until August 30th. You'll be able to access all the documents and submit your tender at https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps - just search [...]
Our latest report suggests that the right components are in place to establish an Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland. Working with The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s National Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Matrix commissioned a report in December 2018. Entitled “Artificial Intelligence Research in Northern Ireland”, the report reviews Northern Ireland’s AI capabilities and [...]
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).
Improving highway maintenance & water treatment processesDfI 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
Rapid visualisation and identification of body fluids on a range of substrates within a forensic science environmentFSNI Forensic Science Northern IrelandNorthern 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
Analysis for innovators round 5: phase 1 expression of interestInnovate UK The UK's innovation agencyUK