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April 2019

Matrix Poetry Award winners recognised

2019-04-18T15:19:04+01:00April 18th, 2019|MATRIX partner|

On the 11th April we held a celebration lunch at the Rotunda Suite, Europa Hotel for the winners on this year's Matrix Poetry Awards. The winner of the Matrix Haiku award was David Butler, an Irish novelist, short story writer, playwright, and poet. He has won several literary prizes, such [...]

Could you be a MATRIX panellist?

2019-04-08T16:00:17+01:00April 8th, 2019|Government|

MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is advertising for new panellists. The successful candidates will contribute to the Panel’s mission to advise government, industry and academia on the commercial exploitation of R&D and science and technology in Northern Ireland. An appointment to the MATRIX panel gives individuals from different [...]

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

MATRIX to recruit new Chair

2019-01-11T14:46:33+01:00January 10th, 2019|Uncategorised|

MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, is advertising for its new Chair. There was an initial call for applications for both Chair and panel members in October. Unfortunately, the process did not generate sufficiently diverse applications from industry sectors. The decision has therefore been taken to revise the selection [...]

December 2018

Queen’s University and PwC bring new technology degree to Northern Ireland

2018-12-11T13:29:09+01:00December 11th, 2018|Advanced Materials & Engineering, Education & Research, Government, ICT & Digital|

Queen’s University Belfast and PwC have announced that a flagship national technology degree apprenticeship will be extended to Northern Ireland, to help boost technology employment - essential to delivering on growth potential in financial services and advanced manufacturing. Queen’s will become one of only three universities in the UK to [...]

£1.3bn investment in new partnership driving early disease detection

2018-12-11T13:02:42+01:00December 11th, 2018|Government, Life & Health Sciences|

The second Life Sciences Sector Deal will support healthcare innovation and back businesses to create high-paid, high-quality jobs. Tens of thousands of lives could be saved by pioneering research to detect deadly diseases before symptoms even appear, thanks to a new collaboration between the government and the Life Sciences Industry. [...]

November 2018

RAE MacRobert Award now open for applications

2018-11-02T10:04:56+01:00November 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 [...]

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 [...]