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 [...]

May 2019

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

July 2018

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 [...]

December 2017

Artificial Intelligence workshop in January 2018

2018-01-08T18:01:35+01:00December 19th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

MATRIX, together with the Digital Catapult NI and the Department for the Economy, is holding a Artificial Intelligence workshop on the 10th January in Titanic Belfast. We are inviting AI developers and adopters from all sectors to explore what Northern Ireland needs to do to take full advantage of the [...]

October 2017

Education Authority launches Smart School Transport Competition

2019-01-25T07:41:43+01:00October 31st, 2017|ICT & Digital, SBRI|

The Education Authority (EA) has launched a new ‘Smart School Transport’ competition under the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) scheme. The competition is aimed at digital solution providers to stimulate the development of innovative solutions to enable delivery of safer and more efficient home-to-school transport in Northern Ireland for approximately [...]