November 2019

Matrix AI report to launch at AICON in Belfast

2019-11-21T14:39:11+00:00November 20th, 2019|Agrifood, AI|

The inaugural AICON will take place on Thursday 28th November in The Europa Hotel, Belfast. This event will bring together world-leading technology professionals and business leaders to examine how AI is changing our world. Matrix will be there to launch our new report, Artificial Intelligence Research in Northern Ireland, which [...]

Open Data Fund opens

2019-11-14T12:43:47+00:00November 14th, 2019|AI, Government, ICT & Digital|

The Department of Finance has opened a £30,000 Innovation and Outreach Fund to encourage the use of open data. Awards of between £300 and up to £5,000 are available to fund the development of apps or other interactive visualisations that make innovative use of data on the Open Data NI [...]

September 2019

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 [...]

The new Matrix panel has been appointed

2019-08-06T17:46:13+01:00August 6th, 2019|MATRIX partner|

The new Matrix panel has now been appointed, drawing on expertise from across all science and technology sectors in Northern Ireland. The new panel is part of a total refresh which aims to bring increased focus to Northern Ireland’s emerging sectors such as Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Manufacturing, Agri-tech and Precision [...]

July 2019

June 2019

Northern Ireland is a “powerhouse” in Artificial Intelligence

2019-06-25T12:30:26+01:00June 25th, 2019|AI, Education & Research, Government, ICT & Digital|

Our latest 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 a report in December 2018.  Entitled “Artificial Intelligence Research in [...]

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 [...]