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1 Thursday 30 th January Dr Bryan Keating, Chair, MATRIX STEM Information Session

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3 Guiding Vision: Led by Industry Facilitated by Government Inspired by Academia

4 Now2, 5 & 10 years10 years and beyond Technology & Market Capability Study Horizon Panel Studies Emerging Themes and Priorities Long Term Focus Areas Global Megatrends (relevant to NI) Smart Specialisation Key Enabling Technologies

5 Wealth through Science - helping to shape the future Now Emerging Themes and Priorities 2, 5 & 10 years Long Term Focus Areas 10 years and beyond Global Megatrends Smart Specialisation: “deep” & relevant IP Collaboration: Local & International Innovation & Exploitation of Science & Technology : great science is not enough Design, Strategic marketing and sales, creative industries, world class processes, vision & courage

6 Prof Crean S3 Conference

7 STEM: Opportunities and barriers: STEM Inspired and well trained STEM employees are the engine to drive not only technology companies but also many others in a knowledge based economies Added value & Sustainable Wealth Creation Smart specialisation Innovation: not just with the science and technology Quality, quantity and skills in appropriate area of STEM people Overcoming perceptions of STEM careers Gender imbalance

8 How MATRIX supports STEM in Northern Ireland Synergy between Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Department of Employment and Learning to promote STEM learning STEM, Universities and Colleges NI represented on MATRIX panel Sponsor Award in BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition Sponsor NI Colleges BEST Award –creativity and innovation in STEM Support technology businesses to promote STEM in the workplace Work in partnership with institutions (e.g. Institute of Physics) to encourage the uptake of STEM

9 Innovating Companies

10 Thank you Dr Bryan Keating For more information twitter.com/MATRIX_NI


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