Dec 2018

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

By |2018-12-11T13:29:09+00:00Dec 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 [...]

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Nov 2018

RAE MacRobert Award now open for applications

By |2018-11-02T10:04:56+00:00Nov 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 [...]

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Oct 2018

Would you like to join the MATRIX Panel?

By |2018-10-08T13:56:29+00:00Oct 5th, 2018|Advanced Materials & Engineering, Creative Technology, Education & Research, ICT & Digital, Life & Health Sciences|

MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is looking for new members. The panel, which was established in 2006, is an industry led group which advises government and informs academia and industry on the commercial exploitation of R&D and science & technology in Northern Ireland. One of its primary aims [...]

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Aug 2018

Institute of Physics to hold a Technical Careers Fair in Derry

By |2018-08-17T16:08:18+00:00Aug 17th, 2018|Advanced Materials & Engineering, STEM, Year of Engineering|

This year's IOP Technical Careers Fair will take place on Friday 9th November 2018 from 10am to 2pm in The Student Zone, North West Regional College, Strand Road, Derry/Londonderry. Registration will open in September on the IOP Conferences website. Last year's fair was  widely welcomed for its clear advice to [...]

Jul 2018

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Aug 2017

EEF on making the UK Industrial Strategy work for manufacturing

By |2017-08-08T12:05:26+00:00Aug 8th, 2017|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

The UK manufacturers' organisation EEF has published a new factcard outlining how Government must support manufacturers’ growth ambitions by making the UK a more internationally competitive location for industry. Download the EEF Industrial Strategy factcard The factcard outlines what the EEF considers to be the gaps in the recent green [...]

Jul 2017

EPSRC announces £138m investment in research-business partnerships

By |2017-07-17T10:30:41+00:00Jul 17th, 2017|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

Two major investments in research partnerships that will strengthen the links between the UK's research base, industry and business partners were announced last week by Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science. Both investments show the pivotal importance of engineering and the physical sciences to the country's continued development as [...]

Jun 2017

Rod Hardeman awarded MBE for services to NI economy

By |2017-06-23T14:09:17+00:00Jun 21st, 2017|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

Dr Rob Hardeman, Acting Chair of MATRIX, the  NI Science Industry Panel, has been awarded an MBE for his services to the Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Engineering Sector in Northern Ireland. Dr. Hardeman led the MATRIX 2016 Advanced Manufacturing, Materials & Engineering study and is currently implementing the recommendations from [...]

Royal Academy of Engineering launches SME Leaders programme

By |2017-06-13T09:45:44+00:00Jun 7th, 2017|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

The RAE has opened its SME Leaders programme to applications. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 4 July 2017. The programme (delivered by the Academy's Enterprise Hub) will support promising leaders of high growth engineering SMEs. The RAE aims to support development of leadership skills, through four main channels: Training courses, [...]

Dec 2016

US Investor aPriori Technologies Welcomed to Northern Ireland

By |2016-12-08T11:21:51+00:00Dec 8th, 2016|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has announced US business aPriori Technologies is establishing a 15 strong technology team in Belfast to support its growth. Headquartered in Concord Massachusetts, the company offers major manufacturers software solutions which provide real-time insight into the manufacturability and cost of the products they develop. Its [...]

Nov 2016

Advanced Manufacturing, Materials & Engineering Report launched

By |2016-12-01T16:01:45+00:00Nov 29th, 2016|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

The 2016 MATRIX Advanced Manufacturing, Materials & Engineering (AMME) Report says that innovative engineering and manufacturing businesses across Northern Ireland have the potential to transform the economy. AMME Executive Summary AMME Full Report Case Studies The AMME sector is export and R&D intensive and includes sectors such as aerospace, polymers [...]