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Take A Tour of The North West Regional Science Park
added on Wednesday, August 20 2014 added on Wednesday, August 20 2014
The North West Regional Science Park, Fort George, is a unique collaborative cross-border project to develop a third generation science park as a catalyst to drive the growth of the Knowledge Economy in the NW of Ireland. Based on the successful Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP), not for profit m ...

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Norman’s News: Why Airport Scanning Technology Could Help Cancer Diagnosis
added on Tuesday, August 19 2014 added on Tuesday, August 19 2014
Sadly this year, I missed one of my most favourite occasions, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Gala Dinner, when many of its prizes and awards are handed out. The top accolade on the night is the MacRobert Award which is given for an outstanding innovation with proven commercial promise and tang ...

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Norman’s News: Shared Spaces To Design, Invent and Develop
added on Tuesday, August 12 2014 added on Tuesday, August 12 2014
The 21st Century is going to be an age of micro-innovation if the predictions of economists like Hans Rosling are to be believed. Certainly I’m convinced, and I’m sure if you pay careful attention beneath the headlines of world news, you will be too. For too long we have talked of post-industria ...

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NI Teens ‘Kick Start’ Pioneering Creative Industries Event
added on Friday, August 08 2014 added on Friday, August 08 2014
CREATE:2014 Inspiring Stories. Realising Potential Six self-starting Northern Ireland teenagers have launched one of the biggest tech and creative economy events for young people this year, securing key speakers including BBC Click presenter Kate Russell, and Kyle Galway, founder of GetInvited. Crea ...

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Norman’s News: Regeneration of NI’s Industrial Capabilities
added on Tuesday, August 05 2014 added on Tuesday, August 05 2014
I read a recent guest blog in the Engineer online by Iain Gray, the chief executive of the UK Technology Strategy Board. He visited Northern Ireland and, as he put it, witnessed “the regeneration of the province’s industrial capabilities.” For me, his words were extremely important and so, I ...

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Mad Money #24: If Scotland Set Sail
added on Tuesday, July 29 2014 added on Tuesday, July 29 2014
It has shades of Monty Python. Imagine Scotland literally breaking off from England and sailing across to the USA. But if they did, they would be the 11th largest angel investing state over there! The statistics to back this up were produced by LINC SCOTLAND, the angel body in Scotland who have driv ...

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Norman’s News: Learning to Love our Friends and Neighbours
added on Tuesday, July 29 2014 added on Tuesday, July 29 2014
Did you know that the EU’s Committee of the Regions has selected Northern Ireland (with Lisbon and Valencia) as European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) 2015? The award was given for successful strategies to boost entrepreneurship and implement key European policies such as the Small Business A ...

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Pathways to Growth Applications Now Open
added on Friday, July 25 2014 added on Friday, July 25 2014
Pathways to Growth is a scheme to encourage and support capacity building for engineering and technology SMEs in the UK. Awardees will receive a contribution of £10,000, £15,000 or £20,000 towards their training programmes. Applicants should be able to show how additional training and mentoring w ...

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