April 2019

Matrix Chair Dr Rob Grundy on how the new panel will help support NI science and tech sectors

2019-04-29T12:23:11+01:00April 29th, 2019|Creative Technology, Education & Research, Government, ICT & Digital, Life & Health Sciences, STEM, Sustainable Energy|

Dr. Rob Grundy was recently appointed as MATRIX Chair, following the retirement of Dr. Rob Hardeman. Dr Grundy is the founder of Anglezarke Life Sciences. He was previously CEO of CIGA Healthcare Ltd and Director of Commercial Development and Licensing at Almac Discovery. Rob’s main focus is on the commercial [...]

February 2019

September 2018

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 [...]

June 2018

April 2018

MATRIX Creative Technologies report launched

2018-04-11T21:42:46+01:00April 12th, 2018|Creative Technology|

The Creative Technology report was launched today at the Ulster Museum. MATRIX Creative Technologies report This short report examines the creative technology sector in Northern Ireland. When we undertook our study into the Digital ICT sector in 2016 we quickly identified that the creative technologies were a discrete sector with [...]

January 2018

October 2017

Ulster University to drive economic growth with new £20m Creative Industries Institute

2017-10-20T14:36:40+01:00October 20th, 2017|Creative Technology|

With the creative industries contributing £1 billion GVA to the Northern Ireland economy, Ulster University today unveiled a new £20 million Creative Industries Institute to drive future growth in the critically important sector. Creative Industries is the fastest growing sector of the UK economy contributing almost £90 billion of GVA; [...]

Big Motive creates Pandemic App for BBC

2017-10-03T15:55:53+01:00October 3rd, 2017|Creative Technology|

Belfast based innovation and design studio Big Motive has designed the user experience for the BBC Pandemic Mobile app. The app, which launches today is a life-saving tool that will be used to measure the spread of a digital “pathogen” as it infects people across the UK. The app will ask volunteers [...]

August 2017