2019-08-21T17:25:42+01:00

Gender Diversity in AI Research

Lack of gender diversity in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) workforce is raising growing concerns, but the evidence base about this problem has until now been based on statistics about the workforce of large technology companies or submissions to a small number of prestigious conferences.

2019-08-21T14:19:10+01:00

Connecting Farm, City and Technology

The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils’ (GFCC) report, Connecting Farm, City and Technology to Transform Urban Food Ecosystems for the Developing World, shows how a mix of new technologies — from digital connectivity, sensors and the Internet of Things, to blockchain, biotechnology and renewable energy — can integrate to create sustainable food ecosystems for the world’s urban areas.

2019-08-08T19:54:11+01:00

Future of skills and lifelong learning

The Government Office for Science looked at how changes in technology and an ageing population affect what skills the UK will need in the future. The project also considered how investment in skills and encouraging lifelong learning can have a positive impact on productivity.

2019-08-08T19:34:42+01:00

Future of Mobility

This report looks out to 2040. It looks at the whole transport system – considering the users and goods. It considers new opportunities and the implications of current trends. It builds four plausible future worlds to help decision makers think about the future.

2019-08-08T19:27:49+01:00

The Future of Food 2040 

The Future of Food 2040 report highlights the importance of establishing a future domestic agricultural policy that enables the farming industry to increase its productivity, profitability and resilience in the future, which will be crucial for businesses to thrive in an increasingly volatile world.

2019-08-08T14:30:33+01:00

Artificial Intelligence Research in Northern Ireland

This Matrix report suggests that the right components are in place to establish an Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland. Working with The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s National Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Matrix commissioned this report on Northern Ireland’s AI capabilities and the case for the establishment of a new AI Centre of Excellence here.

2019-08-08T20:31:12+01:00

Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard 2019

The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) reports to the Taoiseach and the Government, through the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation on key competitiveness issues facing the Irish economy and offers recommendations on policy actions required to enhance Ireland’s competitive position.

2019-08-08T14:35:22+01:00

A compendium of innovation methods

This compendium brings together some of Nesta's innovation experience over the years. Each section gives a simple introduction to the method and describes Nesta’s work in relation to it. In each case they have also provided a link to further relevant resources and inspiration on their website.

2019-08-08T19:57:31+01:00

The Four Futures of Work

The RSA’s Future Work Centre has published research that models four ‘futures of work’ by 2035 - and shows how politicians may not be up to speed on what’s going on.

2019-08-08T14:42:53+01:00

The Future of Jobs 2018

Workforce transformations are no longer an aspect of the distant future. As shown in the five-year outlook of this report, these transformations are a feature of today’s workplaces and people’s current livelihoods and are set to continue in the near term.

2019-08-08T14:46:33+01:00

Materials Landscaping Study

This report details the scale, geographical distribution and competitiveness of the UK materials sector. It is based on a database of the UK materials companies that was extracted in a bottom-up approach from a wide range of company datasets and sources of information.

2019-08-08T14:51:50+01:00

Move fast and fix things

This report counters the long-held caricature of the state as a slow, lumbering, bureaucratic machine and sets out to find the people, processes and practices in government that are ‘moving fast, and fixing things’ and demonstrating a new kind of public entrepreneurship. It draws on several examples of work done in Northern Ireland.

2019-08-08T15:07:41+01:00

The 2018 Women in Stem Report

This report argues that by 2030, 33% of young people moving into STEM careers in NI should be girls and that government must aim to establish Northern Ireland as an exemplar STEM region. If the potential for the entire population to embrace STEM is realised, it will drive innovation and economic growth, building a better place to live.