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Make a cuppa tea through the IoT -- with Wia

Make a cuppa tea through the IoT -- with Wia

added Friday, June 22 2018

Startup Wia was founded by an ambitious young Northern Irishman who sought to make the IoT mainstream. The VC community took notice: committing more...

Smart Cities
Can technology make our streets safer?

Can technology make our streets safer?

added Monday, June 18 2018

Adele Marshall has been a professor of statistics at QUB since 2011. Her research informs decisions for Smart City initiatives in Belfast and...

Smart Cities
VR is the best medium to tell story of infertility

VR is the best medium to tell story of infertility

added Tuesday, June 5 2018

Dee Harvey is the writer and director on a new documentary being told in VR format. The VR film explores the issue of infertility; called Hope is the...

Virtual reality
How will VR transform the arts?

How will VR transform the arts?

added Tuesday, June 5 2018

The latest #4IRC debate took place on 22nd May at the Queen’s Film Theatre Belfast. During the event, attendees were able to put on a VR headset and...

Virtual reality
Scientists use VR to bring ancient buildings back to life

Scientists use VR to bring ancient buildings back to life

added Tuesday, June 5 2018

Ulster University is involved with an international project utilising virtual reality (VR) to impact Ireland’s tourism sector. Managed by Museum...

Virtual reality
Building the creative sector in Ireland through VR

Building the creative sector in Ireland through VR

added Tuesday, May 29 2018

Dr Declan Keeney is a rare breed – a successful TV producer and filmmaker who entered the fray in academia. This formula worked for Queen’s. When...

Virtual reality
VR experience can help alleviate pain

VR experience can help alleviate pain

added Tuesday, May 22 2018

The global virtual reality market* in 2018 is projected to be worth $17.8bn USD, but in just three years by 2021, it will be worth $215bn. For maths...

Virtual reality
Leading Belfast VR filmmaker immerses us in his world

Leading Belfast VR filmmaker immerses us in his world

added Monday, May 14 2018

Nearly five years ago, the BBC’s largest indigenous supplier of network TV productions in Northern Ireland, Wild Rover, turned its attention to VR...

Virtual reality
Guest post: How do we prepare our young people for jobs that do not yet exist?

Guest post: How do we prepare our young people for jobs that do not yet exist?

added Wednesday, May 2 2018

By Dr Norman Apsley OBE, CEO, Catalyst Inc Elders in society have no greater responsibility than that of preparing the young, not only for their...

Education
Do we need to change the way we teach?

Do we need to change the way we teach?

added Tuesday, May 1 2018

The Black Box was the venue for a lively discussion with policy makers, educators and students about how we should be educating our kids for the...

Education
Startup tailors e-learning to suit the student, not the educator

Startup tailors e-learning to suit the student, not the educator

added Tuesday, May 1 2018

Entrepreneur Damien Caldwell is behind the startup DAMGEO, and he’s passionate about how digital environments can transform education. ...

Education
MakeMatic trains teachers on 21st century skills

MakeMatic trains teachers on 21st century skills

added Monday, April 23 2018

Mark Nagurski has parlayed his previous experience running CultureTech festival in Derry~Londonderry to a new startup. MakeMatic offers training...

Education

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