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Norman’s News: Ambition – the theme of the night
added on Tuesday, March 24 2015 added on Tuesday, March 24 2015
There was a lot of excitement and chit chat in the Science Park towards the end of last week, thanks to a certain high-profile celebrity. Now, admittedly, I don’t follow much of today’s pop music but I have seen snippets of the BBC music show, The Voice, so I have heard of one of the judges, wil ...

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US star Will.i.am Gives Tech Message to Local Teenagers
added on Thursday, March 19 2015 added on Thursday, March 19 2015
The US producer, entrepreneur and tech innovator, will.i.am, has encouraged teenagers here to “get excited” about a career in the entrepreneurial knowledge economy. At an event in Belfast on Wednesday night more than 200 young people received a special, personal message from The Voice star, as t ...

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Norman’s News: UK (and NI) Engineering – A Success Story Today and for the Future
added on Tuesday, March 10 2015 added on Tuesday, March 10 2015
Last week, on 02 March 2015, the UK Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), jointly with the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), launched an independent report on the economic impact of engineering in the UK. It was entitled, “Assessing the economic returns of engineering rese ...

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Norman’s News: Are you ready to INVENT?
added on Tuesday, March 03 2015 added on Tuesday, March 03 2015
This week, I’d like to hand over my column to Peter Edgar, a colleague of mine at the Northern Ireland Science Park, who heads up our biggest innovation competition, INVENT. “For centuries, people from Northern Ireland have been changing the world with their inventions. Given the small populatio ...

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FarmWizard Nets Investment from Duke’s Company
added on Monday, March 02 2015 added on Monday, March 02 2015
A COMPANY linked to the Duke of Westminster — one of the UK’s wealthiest royals — has invested in Northern Ireland agri-IT firm FarmWizard. Founder Terry Canning and investors have sold three-quarters of the web-based livestock management business to Wheatsheaf Investments, which is part of t ...

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Maths Startup’s Investment Adds Up
added on Wednesday, February 25 2015 added on Wednesday, February 25 2015
Belfast startup Komodo, which focuses on interactive maths learning, has received significant backing from top UK investors- closing a seed investment round of £255,000. Komodo is a home maths tutor system on tablets and computers for children aged 5 to 11. Winner of two industry awards, it encoura ...

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Bells Theorem Crescent: what’s in a name?
added on Tuesday, February 24 2015 added on Tuesday, February 24 2015
Last week we helped Belfast make history (possibly). We named a road beside Belfast Met after the seminal work of one of her sons, John Stewart Bell. Bell is recognised as one of the greatest Physicists of the 20th Century- no mean feat in a century dominated by that topic. Originally a brilliant ...

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Titan IC Systems selected as Finalist in most exciting Start-ups in UK
added on Thursday, February 19 2015 added on Thursday, February 19 2015
Titan IC Systems (www.titanicsystems.com) – a pioneer in cyber-security and a spin-out out of Queens University Belfast’s (QUB) world-class Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) has been selected as one of the UK’s 12 “most exciting” technology start-ups and will ...

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