October 2017

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 [...]

May 2017

CSIT Secures Major R & D Investment from Invest NI

2017-05-19T15:05:34+01:00May 19th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Invest Northern Ireland has announced major investment in The Centre for Secure Information technologies (CSIT) which will generate further growth of the cyber security sector in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is the number one location in the world for cyber security inward investment (FT fDI Markets 2013-16) and the number one global destination [...]

April 2017

Kainos launches its first AI camp

2017-04-25T10:04:31+01:00April 25th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Ever wondered how Spotify always gets it right when it recommends a song for you? Or how Amazon knows what to try to sell you at the checkout? If you’re an undergraduate and want to take part in a free two-week summer camp where you’ll pick up the fundamentals of [...]

Beltech 2017 Review

2017-04-10T17:24:57+01:00April 10th, 2017|Creative Technology, ICT & Digital|

The fourth annual BelTech Conference, curated by Kainos, was held on 6 - 7th April in Titanic Belfast. It featured two days of keynote speakers and panel discussions, aimed at technology professionals, developers, creatives, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Here's a selection of the best speakers I heard and what they had to [...]

March 2017

Review of the 2017 Dublin Tech Summit

2017-03-09T11:10:47+01:00March 8th, 2017|ICT & Digital|

The 2017 Dublin Tech Summit was held over 15-16th February at the Dublin Conference Centre, with 8 stages, over 10,000 attendees and featuring over 200 speakers and investors. Key themes this year included Creative Technologies, Internet of Things, Fintech, Medtech and Big Data. On the first morning all the focus in the foyer [...]

January 2017

Future Skills Cyber Security Fundamentals Academy

2017-01-31T10:24:39+01:00January 31st, 2017|ICT & Digital|

Do you know a graduate who would like to receive free training and qualifications in the exciting and rapidly growing technological area of Cyber Security? The Future Skills Cyber Security Fundamentals Academy offers the opportunity to be trained in an industry recognised cyber security course, focusing on the core skills [...]

CSIT cyber security incubator will provide up to £30k worth of engineering support

2017-01-03T10:57:43+01:00January 3rd, 2017|ICT & Digital|

CSIT Labs, the world’s only incubator programme for cyber security start-ups which provides engineering resource, is recruiting for its second cohort. The incubator is based at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), the UK’s National Innovation and Knowledge Centre for cyber security located in Belfast. Teams will undertake a [...]