November 2018

RAE MacRobert Award now open for applications

By |2018-11-02T10:04:56+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Advanced Materials & Engineering|

The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, is the UK's longest running and most prestigious prize for engineering innovation. It recognises outstanding engineering innovation combined with proven commercial success and tangible social benefit. Winners receive a £50,000 cash prize, gold medal and national [...]

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October 2018

Introducing Dr Rob Grundy, our new interim Chair

By |2018-11-02T10:45:30+00:00October 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 [...]

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Tourism NI invests £200k in Augmented Reality Challenge

By |2018-10-24T11:27:02+00:00October 24th, 2018|ICT & Digital|

Tourism NI has launched a competition to inspire innovation in augmented reality (AR) amongst the local technology and tourism industries with a £200,000 prize fund. Technology companies are being encouraged to partner with the tourism industry to develop solutions to help visitors in Northern Ireland find and encounter new experiences [...]

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Would you like to join the MATRIX Panel?

By |2018-10-08T13:56:29+00:00October 5th, 2018|Advanced Materials & Engineering, Creative Technology, Education & Research, ICT & Digital, Life & Health Sciences|

MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is looking for new members. The panel, which was established in 2006, is an industry led group which advises government and informs academia and industry on the commercial exploitation of R&D and science & technology in Northern Ireland. One of its primary aims [...]

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September 2018

Steve Orr named as new Catalyst Inc CEO

By |2018-09-28T16:50:21+00:00September 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 [...]

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Future Screens NI wins £13m AHRC investment

By |2018-09-12T11:49:53+00:00September 12th, 2018|Creative Technology|

A cross sector creative partnership, Future Screens NI, which is a collaboration between Queen’s, Ulster University and local industry partners, has announced a £13 million investment to secure the future of the creative industries in Northern Ireland. The new Creative Industries R&D partnership has been established to accelerate growth through [...]

August 2018

Universities collaborate on Belfast City Deal

By |2018-08-28T13:38:04+00:00August 28th, 2018|Education & Research|

Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast have announced their commitment to work together to support innovation and drive economic growth across the region. Through an unprecedented collaborative approach, both institutions are currently developing integrated projects in key sectors, such as Digital, Creative Industries, Advanced Manufacturing and Health, to invigorate the [...]

Institute of Physics to hold a Technical Careers Fair in Derry

By |2018-08-17T16:08:18+00:00August 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 [...]

July 2018