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062 Northern Ireland | Full Member UKSPA Directory 2017 Catalyst Inc offers flexible work spaces at four campuses including the historic Titanic Quarter Catalyst Inc Catalyst Inc is Northern Ireland’s next generation science park. An independent, non- profit organisation, we’re on a mission to build a community of innovators so powerful that its people can change the world. Over 3,000 engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and executives work on our campuses – Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, and Ballymena – enabling us to invest the surplus generated from our property operations to provide the underwriting necessary for Connect, the community-led support ecosystem that supports over 600 entrepreneurs per year in Northern Ireland, and our recently launched Capital Match service, which provides intelligent and highly-focused sources of fund- matching for high-growth-potential local knowledge-economy companies. World Cl ass Facilities Flexibility and connectivity have been the guiding principles of the design of the Science Park, with buildings spread across four campuses: multiple buildings in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter; the Innovation Centre at ECOS, Ballymena, and Derry/ Londonderry; and the CoLab facility at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology, over the border in Co. Donegal. Our “business ready” infrastructure is a total performance hub providing seamless access to pure internet super- connectivity and a Tier 1 open carrier neutral telecommunications platform. We provide peace-of-mind and an all inclusive 24/7 maintenance pack allowing tenant companies to concentrate on their business. Our progressive campuses throughout Northern Ireland create thriving centres of excellence that assist the modern working culture with secure access, support services, meeting facilities, on-site catering, and parking. Catalyst Inc provides agile configurations that can accommodate everything from wet lab facilities to data centres. Tenant companies at Catalyst Inc range from one person/one desk on a monthly deal, to single company/whole building on a 15-year lease – and anything in between. Supporting Entrepreneurship Connect is our not-for-profit network of experienced entrepreneurs, business professionals, and top research talent. We’re dedicated to the creation and scaling of innovation companies in Northern Ireland. Every year we help over 600 local entrepreneurs to aim higher and succeed faster. We’re supported by corporate partners, underwritten by Catalyst Inc, and don’t take equity in the organisations we help. That’s because our vision is for Northern Ireland to become one of the most entrepreneurial knowledge economies in Europe by 2030. Our progr ammes Based on the proven University of California Connect model, we run intensive development programmes, track NI’s knowledge economy, and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of young people. We introduce our programme participants to a network of potential investors and help plug gaps in their business knowledge. Our programmes include: