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'The sharing of knowledge is what creates innovation'

'The sharing of knowledge is what creates innovation'

added Tuesday, May 31 2016

I recently spoke to the General Manager of NIACE, Dr Scott King, about the centre’s activities.TechWatch: What sectors does NIACE cover?Scott: “We...

Transport
QUB scientists discuss a clean transport myth

QUB scientists discuss a clean transport myth

added Tuesday, May 31 2016

Hybrid/electric vehicles are sometimes thought of as the be-all-end-all solution to ‘clean’ transport.But this week, I met with five leading QUB...

Transport
Auto ownership falls as people desire quick access to bikes & car-shares

Auto ownership falls as people desire quick access to bikes & car-shares

added Tuesday, May 31 2016

Mark Dowds is an entrepreneur who recently returned to NI after spending 18 years in the Silicon Valley. His company, Trov, is at the cusp of major...

Transport
An insider’s view of Bombardier’s C-Series

An insider’s view of Bombardier’s C-Series

added Tuesday, May 17 2016

In this Q&A, Bombardier gives an inside view of electric sensor and analytics innovations – and whether we’ll be flying hybrid planes anytime...

Aerospace
Precise laser cutting takes flight in Antrim

Precise laser cutting takes flight in Antrim

added Tuesday, May 17 2016

Hutchinson Engineering, a second-generation family business operating for the past 45 years, launched Hutchinson AeroTech in Antrim three years ago....

Aerospace
Newly electrified ghost from Belfast’s past

Newly electrified ghost from Belfast’s past

added Tuesday, May 17 2016

If it’s your dream to see DeLoreans once again cruising the streets of NI, you're in luck.In 2014 and 2015, QUB students took apart an old DeLorean...

Transport
E-health records for baa baa black sheep

E-health records for baa baa black sheep

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

When you see the GP about a health complaint, your doctor starts by drawing up your record. With your name, age, and vital stats at his/her...

Agri Tech
Holy cow! Milking robots make ice cream taste great

Holy cow! Milking robots make ice cream taste great

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

Tickety Moo is well known in Fermanagh for its gourmet ice cream cones (“pokes” in NI-speak). But in the agri-tech world, it’s famous for being...

Agri Tech
GUEST POST: Putting digitisation to work in agriculture

GUEST POST: Putting digitisation to work in agriculture

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

By Mark Maguire, Fujitsu Chief Technology Officer in Northern IrelandThe world’s growing population and increased urbanisation means that food...

Agri Tech
GPS solution allows tractors to operate with +/- 15cm in accuracy

GPS solution allows tractors to operate with +/- 15cm in accuracy

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

Sixty-5, a graduate of our Springboard programme, gives small- to medium-sized farmers a solution for field management. Consisting of a tablet that...

Agri Tech
GUEST POST: Going beyond fit-bits for cows

GUEST POST: Going beyond fit-bits for cows

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

By Declan O’Hare, CEO of Faire SolutionsThe dairy sector is a global agri-food business with more than 126 million dairy cows. Dairy producers,...

Agri Tech
Farm Wizard makes feed-to-yield sense

Farm Wizard makes feed-to-yield sense

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

Farm Wizard made headlines at the NI Science Park last year for being the first successful Halo-backed exit.Farm Wizard has been in operation since...

Agri Tech

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