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Promising Future for Tech Industry as Start-Ups Raise Over £30M Funding in a Year
added on Wednesday, May 20 2015 added on Wednesday, May 20 2015
The start-up companies at the forefront of Northern Ireland’s knowledge economy have attracted over £30million to fund their growth in the last twelve months. This is one of the key milestones revealed today (Wednesday 20 May 2015) in the Annual Report of the Northern Ireland Science Park’s NIS ...

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Science Park Launches Summer Internships for 6 Teenage Entrepreneurs
added on Wednesday, May 06 2015 added on Wednesday, May 06 2015
Young people across Northern Ireland are to get the chance to have a generously paid summer internship – in their own start-up business – thanks to a new initiative from the Northern Ireland Science Park. The Science Park’s Generation Innovation programme, in collaboration with local e ...

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Norman’s News: C’mere there’s more for Randox
added on Wednesday, May 06 2015 added on Wednesday, May 06 2015
My wife and I were pleased and privileged to attend the Randox Point-to-Point horse race recently. This was effectively a glorious celebration of genetics and heritage. The event, we learned, has a long tradition founded in Ireland which began with a couple of farmers and horse breeders who wanted t ...

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NI’s Next Major Innovations Revealed as INVENT Top 24 Announced
added on Tuesday, May 05 2015 added on Tuesday, May 05 2015
The Northern Ireland Science Park is celebrating a bumper crop of more than 80 pioneering inventions in the worlds of science, technology and the creative industries as part of its INVENT 2015 competition. 83 of the region’s most innovative individuals and teams put themselves forward for the sear ...

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Local Companies Receive Her Majesty’s Approval
added on Tuesday, April 28 2015 added on Tuesday, April 28 2015
Congratulations to our two winners of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015, which rewards outstanding achievement by UK businesses in innovation, international trade and sustainable development. I have to admit that I am a bit of a fan of Her Majesty the Queen but I’m not, innately, a royalist. I ...

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Norman’s News: Encouraging the Team to Climb the Mountain they Must Climb
added on Tuesday, April 21 2015 added on Tuesday, April 21 2015
At election time, leadership is the concept which first comes to my mind. Human beings function best with good leadership and a good leader should be able to win, if not necessarily the affection, at least the respect and approval of his/her team. This is surely the underlying principle of a democra ...

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Norman’s News: Assured Skills to Ensure our Future
added on Monday, April 13 2015 added on Monday, April 13 2015
On a recent visit to the Northern Regional College in Ballymena, I noticed an animated group of people clustered around the latest Mazak robotic machine tool. “What’s going on there?” I asked Professor Terri Scott and her team at NRC. “Oh that’s “Assured Skills” in action!” I was tol ...

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“Man Flu” thermometer in the running for INVENT 2015 Awards
added on Wednesday, April 01 2015 added on Wednesday, April 01 2015
An innovative thermometer which detects flu symptoms found only in males has been entered into the Northern Ireland Science Park INVENT 2015 awards. Therman, created by Ballymena medical student, Andrew Smith, originated from a university project studying the specific biometric effects or symptoms o ...

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