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March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

MATRIX to recruit new Chair

2019-01-11T14:46:33+01:00January 10th, 2019|Uncategorised|

MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is advertising for its new Chair. There was an initial call for applications for both Chair and panel members in October. Unfortunately, the process did not generate sufficiently diverse applications from industry sectors. The decision has therefore been taken to revise the selection [...]

December 2018

Queen’s University and PwC bring new technology degree to Northern Ireland

2018-12-11T13:29:09+01:00December 11th, 2018|Advanced Materials & Engineering, Education & Research, Government, ICT & Digital|

Queen’s University Belfast and PwC have announced that a flagship national technology degree apprenticeship will be extended to Northern Ireland, to help boost technology employment - essential to delivering on growth potential in financial services and advanced manufacturing. Queen’s will become one of only three universities in the UK to [...]

£1.3bn investment in new partnership driving early disease detection

2018-12-11T13:02:42+01:00December 11th, 2018|Government, Life & Health Sciences|

The second Life Sciences Sector Deal will support healthcare innovation and back businesses to create high-paid, high-quality jobs. Tens of thousands of lives could be saved by pioneering research to detect deadly diseases before symptoms even appear, thanks to a new collaboration between the government and the Life Sciences Industry. [...]

November 2018

RAE MacRobert Award now open for applications

2018-11-02T10:04:56+01:00November 2nd, 2018|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

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 [...]

October 2018

Tourism NI invests £200k in Augmented Reality Challenge

2019-01-25T07:48:26+01:00October 24th, 2018|ICT & Digital, SBRI|

Tourism NI has launched a competition to inspire innovation in augmented reality (AR) amongst the local technology and tourism industries with a £200,000 prize fund. Technology companies are being encouraged to partner with the tourism industry to develop solutions to help visitors in Northern Ireland find and encounter new experiences [...]

September 2018

Steve Orr named as new Catalyst Inc CEO

2018-09-28T16:50:21+01:00September 28th, 2018|STEM|

Catalyst Inc announces today that entrepreneur and current Director of Connect, Steve Orr, has been appointed as CEO of Catalyst Inc, replacing our Deputy Chair Dr Norman Apsley OBE, who has held the position for eighteen years. Steve will take up the role on 1 November 2018. With a degree [...]

Future Screens NI wins £13m AHRC investment

2018-09-12T11:49:53+01:00September 12th, 2018|Creative Technology|

A cross sector creative partnership, Future Screens NI, which is a collaboration between Queen’s, Ulster University and local industry partners, has announced a £13 million investment to secure the future of the creative industries in Northern Ireland. The new Creative Industries R&D partnership has been established to accelerate growth through [...]