July 2019

June 2019

Northern Ireland is a “powerhouse” in Artificial Intelligence

2019-06-25T12:30:26+01:00June 25th, 2019|AI, Education & Research, Government, ICT & Digital|

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 [...]

UK Government launches Innovation Strategy, AI guide & procurement framework

2019-06-12T16:15:43+01:00June 12th, 2019|AI, Government, STEM|

The UK Government has published its Innovation Strategy for using new technologies in public services, with an emphasis on building skills, providing the environment for experimentation and better harnessing data. The Government Technology and Innovation Strategy was launched by Minister for Implementation Oliver Dowden and published alongside new guidance on [...]

HIRANI launched to enhance NI’s life science industry

2019-06-25T08:46:16+01:00June 11th, 2019|Government, Life & Health Sciences|

Northern Ireland's newest life sciences asset, Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland (HIRANI), was officially launched earlier this month at the Union League of Philadelphia. Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland (HIRANI) is a new collaboration between academic, local government, clinical and life sciences communities to deliver the health and [...]

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 [...]

Could you be a MATRIX panellist?

2019-04-26T15:26:36+01:00April 8th, 2019|Government|

MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is advertising for new panellists. The successful candidates will contribute to the Panel’s mission to advise government, industry and academia on the commercial exploitation of R&D and science and technology in Northern Ireland. An appointment to the MATRIX panel gives individuals from different [...]

February 2019

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. [...]

July 2018

Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges – have your say

2018-07-04T10:30:43+01:00July 4th, 2018|Government|

An online dialogue is taking place between government, industry, academia and the public, examining the Grand Challenges set out in the UK's Industrial Strategy. These challenges focus on four global trends that will shape the future: artificial intelligence and data ageing society clean growth future of mobility Northern Ireland businesses, [...]

January 2018

Three NI companies selected for Phase 1 of the Smart School Transport SBRI

2019-01-25T07:39:07+01:00January 24th, 2018|Government, ICT & Digital, SBRI|

Kinsetsu, Analytics Engines and Deloitte MCS have been selected by the Education Authority (EA) for Phase 1 of their SBRI to develop innovative solutions to allow delivery of safer and more efficient home-to-school transport in Northern Ireland. The Education Authority (EA) is responsible for delivering safe, efficient home to school [...]