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

Introducing Dr Rob Grundy, our new interim Chair

2019-01-10T11:22:04+01:00October 30th, 2018|Creative Technology, Education & Research, Government, ICT & Digital, Life & Health Sciences, STEM, Sustainable Energy|

Dr. Rob Grundy was recently appointed as MATRIX Interim 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 [...]

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 [...]

June 2017

Robotics and AI – driving the UK’s industrial strategy

2017-06-26T11:14:27+01:00June 26th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Robotics and artificial intelligence have the potential to transform the UK’s industry, economy and workplaces. Professor Guang-Zhong Yang CBE FREng, Director and Co-founder of The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London and Chair of the UK-RAS Network, sets out how investment in these areas could improve innovation [...]

Northern Ireland 10th in Global Open Data Index

2017-06-23T16:01:52+01:00June 23rd, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Northern Ireland has been rated 10th out of 94 countries in this year's Global Open Data Index, published by the Open Knowledge Foundation. This is the first time that Northern Ireland has been measured separately from the rest of the UK. The Index was created out of a need for [...]

First Derivatives to work with NASA on AI space project

2017-06-22T13:50:44+01:00June 22nd, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Global technology specialist company First Derivatives is to use its Kx Technology in a project with the SETI Institute and NASA Frontier Development Lab to apply AI to solve space related challenges. Kx technology will provide the analytics capability in partnership with Lockheed Martin and IBM on one of NASA Frontier [...]