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Ulster University is inspiring thousands of local people to take a fresh look at the major impact of science and technology through its range of events as part of the inaugural NI Science Festival.

Over 1000 people attended Ulster University events in Derry~Londonderry and Belfast over the weekend to learn more about how the University is pioneering advances in a diverse range of areas; from robotics in healthcare and the latest virtual gaming and animation technology to the tailored diagnosis and treatment of serious illnesses, including heart disease or diabetes.

Over 1000 more will attend further Ulster University events this week showcasing the very latest aerospace drone and electric car technology, 3D printing that is revolutionising the manufacturing industry, to the very latest health monitoring technology - including smart technology that can analyse your every move or support the elderly in an assisted living environment.

Tim Brundle, Ulster University's Director of Research and Innovation said: "Ulster University is proud to be a partner of the first ever NI Science Festival. This institution has its roots in science, engineering and technology and for decades has delivered world-leading research that continues to change the face of medicine, connected health, aerospace, engineering and energy and other core areas globally.

 "The festival has provided a major opportunity to celebrate the positive impact that this University, and Northern Ireland as a whole, has on global research, the economy and most importantly on the lives of every day people around the world. I hope that the festival and all its contributors will have inspired a new generation of science and technology leaders."

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