June 2019

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 [...]

February 2019

December 2018

£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. [...]

August 2018

August 2017

Ulster University spin-out Intelesens acquired by US tech company UltraLinq

2017-08-03T15:28:11+01:00August 3rd, 2017|Life & Health Sciences|

Belfast-based Intelesens, which was founded in 2001 by three leading sensor technology professors at Ulster University, has been acquired by US-based UltraLinq. Intelesens developed a portfolio of intelligent, wearable, non-invasive, wireless vital signs monitoring devices for global hospital and home patient monitoring markets. Professor Jim McLaughlin (pictured above) is one of the [...]

July 2017

SBRI funding for gestational diabetes healthcare projects

2019-01-25T07:40:27+01:00July 4th, 2017|Life & Health Sciences, SBRI|

Could you develop technology solutions to better support diabetic pregnant women? The Department of Health and Department for Economy in Northern Ireland have launched a new Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition, under the title "Project 'GEMS' - Gestational, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Empowering Mothers through Mobile Technologies". The competition [...]

June 2017

May 2017

Ulster University’s connected health research recognised at global competition

2017-05-11T11:25:26+01:00May 11th, 2017|Life & Health Sciences|

Ulster University, in collaboration with leading international medical companies including Intelesens, has been recognised at a global competition designed to uncover an innovative technological solution to diagnose some of the world’s most pressing health problems. The $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition, which took place over three and a half years, [...]

January 2017

Ulster University wins £20m of EU Cross Border Funding for Research and Innovation

2017-01-05T11:04:42+01:00January 5th, 2017|Life & Health Sciences|

Ulster University has won £20m of European funding through the EU’s INTERREG VA programme, which will see the University lead three major UK and cross-border research projects. The funding, awarded through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), will enable Ulster University [...]