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​£2.5 bn fund accessed by First Derivatives plc to support blockchain startups

​£2.5 bn fund accessed by First Derivatives plc to support blockchain startups

added Tuesday, March 7 2017

By Emily McDaidThis week, I spoke with First Derivatives in Newry, about its new strategic partnership with Business Growth Fund (BGF), looking to...

Blockchain
World-first nanotech, using MOFs, enables long-term storage of fruits

World-first nanotech, using MOFs, enables long-term storage of fruits

added Wednesday, February 22 2017

By Emily McDaidMOF Technologies – a QUB spinout – is a leader in the production of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and mechanochemical innovation....

Agri Tech
​How the best animal nutrition can positively impact human health

​How the best animal nutrition can positively impact human health

added Thursday, February 9 2017

By Emily McDaidDevenish Nutrition is a Belfast-based company providing nutritional solutions for animal and human health. With 28 PhD-level scientists...

Agri Tech
An insect burger could be your dinner of the future

An insect burger could be your dinner of the future

added Thursday, February 9 2017

The global population surge will greatly impact how – and what – we eat By Emily McDaidIn the next 30 years, the world will need to produce as...

Agri-Food
Startup introduces blockchain traceability to the food we eat

Startup introduces blockchain traceability to the food we eat

added Thursday, February 9 2017

By Emily McDaidInspired by the events of 2013, when UK foods were found to contain horse meat, a local entrepreneur named Kieran Kelly founded a new...

Agri Tech
How do we train students for a world that doesn’t exist?

How do we train students for a world that doesn’t exist?

added Tuesday, November 29 2016

By Emily McDaidI had the opportunity to sit down with Conánn FitzPatrick, lecturer in Computer Animation at Ulster University, to discuss his...

Creative Media
It’s not just show biz – creative media gets active support in NI

It’s not just show biz – creative media gets active support in NI

added Tuesday, November 29 2016

By Emily McDaidWhen we met with Ulster University lecturer Conann Fitzpatrick, detailed here, he discussed several projects in NI that have developed...

Creative Media
A reason -- and an app -- to save your money

A reason -- and an app -- to save your money

added Tuesday, November 29 2016

By Emily McDaidPiggyPot is a Belfast-based fintech startup with an instant savings app. “For too long, dubious financial products have made it too...

Consumer Internet
Your mood and opinion matters. A lot.

Your mood and opinion matters. A lot.

added Tuesday, November 15 2016

By Emily McDaidMany commercial interests lie in the mood and opinions that people actively share online, via social media posts, comments and...

Consumer Internet
Do hipsters respond better to anti-tech design?

Do hipsters respond better to anti-tech design?

added Tuesday, November 15 2016

By Emily McDaidBrands that want to look ‘hipster’ are trending towards a low-tech look (while being driven by cutting-edge tech behind the scenes,...

Creative Media
Cathedral Quarter digital innovators serve the likes of Nike, Google and Starbucks

Cathedral Quarter digital innovators serve the likes of Nike, Google and Starbucks

added Tuesday, November 15 2016

By Emily McDaidDawson Andrews is a digital innovation thinkhouse that started as a creative collective. Its founding team of coders, designers,...

Consumer Internet
How buildings can heat themselves

How buildings can heat themselves

added Tuesday, October 18 2016

A female businesswoman in Belfast who radiates energy is seeking to harness the potential of solar energy.Focused on solar/thermal energy, Senergy has...

Renewable Energy

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