August 2019

STEM Village at Air Waves Portrush ready for take-off

2019-08-19T15:28:55+01:00August 19th, 2019|STEM|

Matrix, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is delighted to be the official sponsor of this year's STEM Village at Air Waves Portrush, which will be headlined by Live Science presenter James Soper. The festival will showcase an array of world-class aircraft for two days of thrilling flying and a [...]

June 2019

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 [...]

ESB Science Blast lifts off in Belfast

2019-06-12T11:50:50+01:00June 12th, 2019|STEM|

Last week saw 60 schools from across Northern Ireland and over 2,000 Key Stage 2 students present their 2019 science projects over 2 days at the ICC, Belfast. The ESB Science Blast is a non-competitive education programme where students work together in their class to investigate the science behind a [...]

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 [...]

March 2019

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December 2018

September 2018

Steve Orr named as new Catalyst Inc CEO

2018-09-28T16:50:21+01:00September 28th, 2018|STEM|

Catalyst Inc announces today that entrepreneur and current Director of Connect, Steve Orr, has been appointed as CEO of Catalyst Inc, replacing our Deputy Chair Dr Norman Apsley OBE, who has held the position for eighteen years. Steve will take up the role on 1 November 2018. With a degree [...]

August 2018

Institute of Physics to hold a Technical Careers Fair in Derry

2018-08-17T16:08:18+01:00August 17th, 2018|Advanced Materials & Engineering, STEM, Year of Engineering|

This year's IOP Technical Careers Fair will take place on Friday 9th November 2018 from 10am to 2pm in The Student Zone, North West Regional College, Strand Road, Derry/Londonderry. Registration will open in September on the IOP Conferences website. Last year's fair was  widely welcomed for its clear advice to [...]

Armagh Planetarium Rocket Challenge lifts off

2018-08-03T16:48:51+01:00August 3rd, 2018|STEM, Year of Engineering|

Armagh Planetarium took part in Engineering Open House Day on Friday 3rd August with their very own Rocket Launch Challenge. The Planetarium hosted families and school groups for a one day special workshop demonstrating Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion - ‘For every action there is an equal and opposite [...]

July 2018