March 2019

February 2019

December 2018

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 [...]

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

May 2018

January 2018

Launch of NI Science Festival 2018

2018-01-15T15:32:57+01:00January 15th, 2018|STEM, Year of Engineering|

The programme for the ever popular NI Science Festival has been launched, with MATRIX one of the main sponsors. The festival is now in its fourth year, and this year's programme will have 180 events across 11 days in February. These events all help to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering [...]