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June 2019

HIRANI launched to enhance NI’s life science industry

2019-06-19T15:19:52+01:00June 19th, 2019|Government, Life & Health Sciences|

Northern Ireland's newest life sciences asset, Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland (HIRANI), was officially launched earlier this month at the Union League of Philadelphia. Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland (HIRANI) is a new collaboration between academic, local government, clinical and life sciences communities to deliver the health and [...]

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 [...]

May 2019

April 2019

Matrix Chair Dr Rob Grundy on how the new panel will help support NI science and tech sectors

2019-04-29T12:23:11+01:00April 29th, 2019|Creative Technology, Education & Research, Government, ICT & Digital, Life & Health Sciences, STEM, Sustainable Energy|

Dr. Rob Grundy was recently appointed as MATRIX 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 commercial [...]

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?

2019-04-26T15:26:36+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