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.
Future Leaders Fellowships is a £900 million fund that is helping to establish the careers of world-class research and innovation leaders across UK business and academia. The latest funding round has just been launched, with a deadline of 8th October. This cross-UK Research and Innovation scheme supports early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, [...]
Did you know that Innovate UK supported Northern Ireland businesses with funding worth over £20 million last year? Take a short survey to help DfE understand why more NI businesses don't bid for Innovate UK funding and you could win £100 of Amazon vouchers! Innovate UK is the UK’s Innovation Agency and is responsible for around £1 billion per annum [...]
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).
SBRI: innovation in rail security surveillance analytics, phase 1Network Rail Railway infrastructure owner & operatorUK
SBRI: innovation in automated tunnel examinationNetwork Rail Railway infrastructure owner & operatorUK
Transforming UK construction round 2: MMC, digital and whole-life performanceInnovate UK The UK's innovation agencyUK
Transforming UK construction: demonstrator projectsInnovate UK The UK's innovation agencyUK
ISCF Healthy Ageing Investment Accelerator: round 1Innovate UK The UK's innovation agencyUK