Flexibility and connectivity have been the guiding principles behind the design of Catalyst Inc, whose buildings are spread across four campuses – multiple buildings in Belfast's Titanic Quarter; the Innovation Centre in Derry~Londonderry; the ECOS centre in Ballymena and the CoLab facility at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology, over the border in Co. Donegal.
Our focus on flexibility not only includes the design of our buildings and the types of activities they can accommodate but also the duration of lease terms. At present we provide lease arrangements that go from one extreme – the use of a desk with one month's commitment, – through to a 15-year lease of an entire building. We also offer virtual tenancies for those not needing a permanent desk. See below for more details.
Accommodation solutions can be tailored to individual companies' needs and a range of building management support services can be provided to suit startups as well as multi-national blue chip companies.
Availability of central meeting and conference facilities, café and corporate catering services, car parking, managed reception and security services make Catalyst Inc one of the premier locations in Northern Ireland to not only locate but also to grow your business in.
Our serviced workspaces boast Tier One internet and telephony gateways, on a resilient, carrier-independent fibre-optic ring infrastructure. The individual buildings are provided with Category 6 cabling, mainly distributed through a raised floor installation.
Scaleable ICT packages are available if required through a Mitel-installed and -supported VoIP system, enabling companies to occupy and commence activity quickly and without capital investment in ICT switches.
Low-cost internet and telephony services are available through bulk-purchasing across the park, yielding benefits for all tenants.
The site is equipped with wireless capabilities that can be enabled with high security for individual tenants. The standard wireless is open-access and free for all tenants.
Catalyst Inc is accepted as a "third-tier" science park, acknowledged by the International Science Park Association as "one of the two most complete science parks in Europe". From the outset, Catalyst Inc, then called the Northern Ireland Science Park, was developed to provide not just physical facilities but a home to a thriving innovation ecosystem. It has become a peer-driven network that supports the growth of knowledge-based business in many ways, particularly through the provision of two major projects:
Our serviced workspace solution begins at a pair of desks in a 200 sq ft space. Our packages provide ideal accommodation solutions to new/small companies in a superb interacting and work environment, or entire floors or buildings for larger businesses. Catering facilities include café and dining, bookable meeting facilities, free car parking, shuttle bus to the city centre, superb internet and telephony solutions.
Price: £500 per quarter, paid in advance (1 month notice).
All services provided are tracked and billed.
£250 per quarter (£83.33 a month), includes access to communal spaces, wireless internet connectivity, meeting and conference rooms with a 20% discount, reception services, use/retention of Catalyst Inc address including mail handling and forwarding.
£75 per quarter (£25 a month), includes access to communal spaces, wireless internet connectivity, meeting and conference rooms with a 20% discount, reception services including mail handling and forwarding. For individuals only.
Applications will be considered by NISP management on the basis of need and value to the company and of the value to the NISP project. Irrespective of any of these criteria, NISP reserves the right at its absolute discretion to refuse any company application.