Officially opened in September 2014, the Catalyst Inc North West quickly filled with tenants and became established as the hub for developing future science and technology-oriented businesses in the North West of Ireland. This award winning £12M cross-border project, funded under the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Programme, provides 70,000 sq ft of high-quality, flexible workspace across two locations:
Emerging new businesses and established global corporations are mixing at Catalyst Inc, creating a busy cross-border commercial community with specialisms across science, technology and media sectors.
The Catalyst Inc North West project was awarded the prestigious ‘Sail of Papenburg’ Cross-Border Region Award 2015. The ‘Sail of Papenburg’ is awarded to outstanding programmes and projects that are an exemplar of cross-border cooperation and a motivation for border and cross-border regions to contribute actively to a better understanding and better relations at the borders between the nations throughout Europe.
Catalyst Inc North West is a natural extension of Catalyst Inc’s concept of an innovation ecosystem. Its aim is to stimulate the establishment and development of high quality technology and knowledge-based businesses in the North West Region of the island of Ireland.
Catalyst Inc North West will be an economic driver, providing a focal point for balanced regional development, addressing particular
challenges in the North West and building on cross-border opportunities. Higher and further education institutions within the North West region provide a pipeline into Catalyst Inc. It is being established as a hub for international business activity, encouraging foreign inward investment, stimulating job creation and providing local companies with a launchpad to global markets.
Catalyst Inc North West also brings Connect to the region. This powerful network of mentors, advisors and business leaders, fosters entrepreneurship by supporting and accelerating the growth of promising technologies and early stage companies. Your growing business can also benefit from access to the Halo Business Angel Network and to Catalyst Inc's extensive contacts with venture capital funders, keen to seek out exciting investment opportunities.
On a practical level, Catalyst Inc’s high-tech, super-connected premises provide flexibility for startups and companies of any size, ranging from a single “hot desk”, to large-scale workspace, as well as meeting spaces, a café, on-site parking and secure cloud data storage.
Sounds ideal? It is.
Catalyst Inc North West has locations at Fort George, Derry~Londonderry and Letterkenny.