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Our hearts truly are unique - ECG can prove your identity

Our hearts truly are unique - ECG can prove your identity

added Tuesday, April 25 2017

Catalyst Inc.-based B-Secur is taking biometric ID authentication to a whole new level, using not your fingerprints or retina scan, but your...

Cyber Security
Quantum computers will make the internet a hacker's playground. These researchers can stop this

Quantum computers will make the internet a hacker's playground. These researchers can stop this

added Tuesday, April 25 2017

If you enjoy stories of impending doom, with technology swooping in to save the world, this one’s for you. Recently, two applied cryptography...

Cyber Security
Titan IC sets sail to secure the world's major cloud providers

Titan IC sets sail to secure the world's major cloud providers

added Tuesday, April 25 2017

Titan IC is a Catalyst Inc-based cyber security technology company on a growth track.      Titan IC has developed a high-speed...

Cyber Security
Startup Cyberlytic launches AI-based counter-attack on hackers, developed initially for MoD

Startup Cyberlytic launches AI-based counter-attack on hackers, developed initially for MoD

added Tuesday, April 25 2017

Cyberlytic’s artificial intelligence (AI)-driven web application security solution uses a traffic light-style system for categorising threat...

Cyber Security
Arduous identity checks begone! Smart ID blockchain innovation at Deloitte Digital, explained

Arduous identity checks begone! Smart ID blockchain innovation at Deloitte Digital, explained

added Tuesday, March 21 2017

Deloitte Digital, based at the Gasworks in Belfast, is working on innovations in blockchain with a specialist team. One of their blockchain experts,...

Blockchain
​Last sector to embrace the cloud – healthcare – could benefit from blockchain

​Last sector to embrace the cloud – healthcare – could benefit from blockchain

added Tuesday, March 21 2017

By Emily McDaid Clinisent, a healthcare startup located on Belfast’s Waring Street, has raised a total of £1.65m in the last 18 months....

Blockchain
Blockchain experts from Rakuten discuss security, disruption, possibilities

Blockchain experts from Rakuten discuss security, disruption, possibilities

added Tuesday, March 21 2017

By Emily McDaid Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant and one of the world’s leading internet service companies, recently acquired IP assets...

Blockchain
​With 25 blockchain experts, PwC Belfast is building a global blockchain hub

​With 25 blockchain experts, PwC Belfast is building a global blockchain hub

added Tuesday, March 7 2017

By Emily McDaid All too often, blockchain is regarded as a technology for financial services. Bitcoin’s peer-to-peer payments were the first...

Blockchain
​Can blockchain disrupt the legal industry? Ulster University professor, instrumental in new Legal Innovation Centre, shares thoughts

​Can blockchain disrupt the legal industry? Ulster University professor, instrumental in new Legal Innovation Centre, shares thoughts

added Tuesday, March 7 2017

By Emily McDaidLast week, Ulster University began a new chapter in its history with the Legal Innovation Centre debut, where legal professionals and...

Blockchain
​£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

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