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Up to 4,000 jobs will be created in NI as a result of Queen’s £230 million programme of innovation across 3 innovation centres as part of the Belfast Region City Deal, with a funding commitment of £170m from the UK Government and NI Executive.


Construction has started on a state-of-the-art Factory of the Future at Global Point in Newtownabbey led by Queen’s University Belfast, which is key to an exciting future for advanced manufacturing in Northern Ireland.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 January, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast has announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team.

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 September, 2023

A contractor has been appointed for the Queen’s-led Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), a £100m Belfast Region City Deal project, with almost £80m coming from the UK Government.

Two men stand in front of computer screens and robots
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 June, 2023

A £1m investment from Innovate UK will enable Northern Ireland’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) to start supporting local businesses in the next few months.

City Deal
5 April, 2023

A New York City-based advisor to government and third sector organisations has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to visit Queen’s University Belfast to undertake a community research project linked to Belfast Region City Deal.

technical sketch of a building in two parts, across a road surrounded by houses and trees
14 March, 2023

Public consultation events on the Belfast Region City Deal-funded iREACH Health facility, which will carry out world-class clinical research to deliver better treatments to improve people’s health, are taking place at One Elmwood on Tuesday 21 March.

Four people standing on stairs holding a laptop
20 January, 2023

The Global Innovation Institute (GII) has announced over £100,000 funding for a pilot project to drive multidisciplinary activity between academics and industry or other external partners.

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The Global Innovation Institute (GII) has announced over £100,000 funding for a pilot project to drive multidisciplinary activity between academics and industry or other external partners.

People surrounding an engine
11 April, 2022

Minister of State for Northern Ireland Conor Burns has visited Queen’s University ahead of a two-day event which will bring together over 70 leaders in advanced manufacturing to shape the future of a £98m world-class facility for the industry.

Economy Minister Gordon, Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer,, Lauren McGarry
23 March, 2022

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has visited Queen’s to see how University-industry R&D will harness additional investment, create new jobs and accelerate inclusive growth through the three new Belfast Region City Deal-funded Innovation Centres.

RESEARCH | 6 April, 2022

Queen’s and UCD have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in research and innovation in areas of mutual strength.

Shot of Lanyon- looking directly up at it
Sustainability | 13 May, 2022

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast will play an integral role in a new £7.7m collaborative project, aiming to change how important parts of the UK’s infrastructure are monitored and maintained.

Group of men and women stand together in suits against trees.
City Deal | 24 May, 2022

Queen’s University has taken a major step forward with plans to build three Innovation Centres, with an investment of £200m, as part of the Belfast Region City Deal.

HVM Catapult CEO Katherine Bennett, Sam Turner, Professor Ian Greer and Professor Paul Maropoulos, Director of AMIC
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 14 October, 2022

A new partnership between Queen’s University and the UK’s High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult will reinvigorate Northern Ireland’s industrial potential through the £98m Belfast Region City Deal-funded Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre.

Group of men and one woman smiling together
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 25 October, 2022

Developing new technologies and increasing cohesive support for innovation across all sectors of advanced manufacturing is vital for Northern Ireland to be more competitive on the global stage according to a report published today.

City Deal
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 15 December, 2021 | 15 December, 2021

Queen’s University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Greer has welcomed the signing of the Belfast Region City Deal, describing it as a momentous occasion for the region and for innovation in Northern Ireland.