A worker at the Andor Technology factory  in Belfast. The firm  is actively seeking 18 voluntary redundancies at its Belfast operations.  Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

The world’s “largest science lesson” will take place today at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast as part of an initiative to inspire children to become the (...)

Judges for Innovation Awards 2015 (front, from left) Dr Bernadette McGahon, Tim Brundle and Marion Boland, and back row (from left) Niall Campbell, Pat Daly and Frank Roche. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

Guilt-free chocolate, a revolutionary new music creation app and a host of disruptive new cost-saving advances in medicine, engineering and tech are j(...)

A worker at the Andor Technology factory based in Belfast. The company was acquired by Oxford Instruments last year

Oxford Instruments, the London-listed tech company, which acquired Belfast-based Andor Technology last year, warned of a nearly 26 per cent fall in f(...)

A worker at the Andor Technology factory based in Belfast. The company was acquired by Oxford Instruments earlier this year

Oxford Instruments, the London-listed tech company, which completed the acquisition of Belfast-based Andor Technology earlier this year, said it expe(...)

 A still from Pajanimals produced by Sixteen South. Colin Williams, the founder and director of Sixteen South – a Belfast based children’s television company – has just won the Entrepreneur of the Year award in the 2014 Aer Lingus Viscount Awards.

Are you one of those people secretly nursing a brilliant business idea or invention that you have never been able to do anything about? If so here is(...)

Julie Davidson, Aer Lingus cabin crew, Doug Cookson, VP Corporate Marketing at Almac Group and  Andrea Hunter, business development manager at Aer Lingus.Almac was awarded Best Large Business and the Aer Lingus Viscount Award for Overall Excellence at the 2014 Viscount Awards.

Francess McDonnellThe Almac Group has scooped two awards including one for overall excellence in the 2014 Aer Lingus Viscount Awards which celebrate N(...)

The new Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine, based at Altnagelvin Hospital, intends to focus on personalised medicine approaches to managing chronic diseases – adapting healthcare for specific patients. Photograph: Nigel McDowell

Not wanting to return to work after the Christmas holidays is a pretty common affliction at this time of year. But not being able to go to work becaus(...)

A worker at the Andor Technology factory in the high-performance digital camera production clean room. The former Queen’s University spin-out floated in 2004. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

It is not quite Wall Street but Northern Ireland’s only financial trading room does a pretty good job of capturing the excitement and nail-biting pace(...)

 A worker at the Andor Technology factory in Belfast.  Andor employs over 300 people in 16 bases worldwide. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Belfast-based Andor Technology has declined an offer from British-based Oxford Instruments saying it is disappointed with the bid price but adding the(...)

Andor Technology develops and manufactures high performance scientific digital cameras for academic, industrial and government applications.

Belfast-based Andor Technology has described a bid proposal of around £159 million (€188.5 million) from Britain’s Oxford Instruments as “premature an(...)