A New Centre for Smart Businesses in the North West

A cross-border network of workspace, business support and community

Your business needs room to grow. Catalyst Inc North West was designed with flexibility and connectivity in mind, to cater for the changing needs of modern, knowledge-based businesses. Beyond high-spec workspace facilities, Catalyst Inc is a peer-driven network providing support for entrepreneurship, investment and growth.

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:

  • Catalyst Inc North West in Derry~Londonderry: 50,000 sq. ft. four-storey landmark building, centrally located within Fort George and close to the North West Regional College and the Magee campus of Ulster University.
  • Catalyst Inc North West at the CoLab facility at LYIT (Letterkenny Institute of Technology): 20,000 sq. ft. of newly-built Science Park space, designed to provide an optimum mix of lettable workspace, meeting rooms and networking.

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.

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A launchpad to global markets

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 offers a Science Park environment specifically designed to:

Supporting businesses in the Knowledge sector
Taking care of your property needs
Providing support services to accelerate growth and enhance R&D
Facilitating high-tech business

Accelerating growth

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.

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Catalyst Inc North West has locations at Fort George, Derry~Londonderry and Letterkenny.

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