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  1. Advanced Manufacturing
    Northern Ireland has a rich engineering legacy. Its experience also spans across aerospace and defence, automotive, construction, materials handling, electronics and consumer products
  2. Aerospace and Defence
    You’ll find a dynamic, rapidly growing international aerospace industry rich in knowledge, skills and experience – in fact, the world’s first aircraft manufacturer Short Brothers plc was based in Northern Ireland.
  3. Agri Food
    With fertile countryside, passionate farmers and award-winning, enterprising producers, it is no surprise that Northern Ireland is a leader in food security research and traceability, with a global glowing reputation for food safety.
  4. Creative and Digital
    World-class facilities, state- of-the-art tech and access to a highly-skilled talent pool mean global recognition as an important production centre for film and TV. Much of HBO’s epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones® was filmed in Northern Ireland from its pilot episode in 2010 to the final series broadcast in 2019.
  5. Cyber Security
    Northern Ireland is the No.1 investment location globally for US cybersecurity development projects, attracted by the hard-to-find skill sets being developed at Queen's University Belfast and University of Ulster, as well as renowned cyber courses within local colleges.
  6. Fin Tech
    A host of global financial services institutions including Citi, CME Group, Visa, Vela and TP ICAP and dynamic cluster of home-grown entrepreneurs such as First Derivatives, Datactics and FSCOM thrive in a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  7. Green Economy
    Northern Ireland is fast becoming a zero-emissions, climate resilient economy. Its engineering, technological and construction expertise makes it an ideal location for businesses focusing on the renewables and energy sector. It has a great location as a deep-water, non-tidal base to serve offshore energy projects in the Irish and Atlantic Seas.
  8. Medical, Life and Health Sciences
    These thriving areas benefit from a strong collaborative approach between industry, academia and clinicians. Expertise includes precision medicine with focused research centres and education facilities.
  9. Technology
    More than 1,200 companies, including 100 global technology leaders, have established business operations in Northern Ireland.  Innovative start- ups are creating technology solutions of global significance from the region and international investors include major financial institutions and world-class cybersecurity leaders.
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