Catalyst Inc

At the Heart of Innovation

Catalyst Inc is a not-for-profit organisation that invests the surplus generated from our agile workspace and facilities, providing the underwriting necessary for the community-led development of our entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem.

Key to our model is the co-location of major technology corporations, world-class research and startups. Over 2,600 engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs and executives work in our campuses in Belfast, Derry/ Londonderry and Ballymena.

A community of innovators so powerful that its people can change the world.
Northern Ireland will become one of the most entrepreneurial knowledge economies in Europe by 2030.

Our Mission for Northern Ireland
To provide the home, networks and empathy to nurture anyone with the talent and ambition to produce world leading products and services.

Catalyst Inc Real Estate

Our ‘business ready’ hubs offer flexible lease terms whether you need one desk or one building. Every agile workspace has superb telecommunication with resilient Tier 1 internet provision, secure 24/7 access, support services, meeting facilities, onsite catering and parking. Catalyst Inc campuses are the ultimate knowledge economy environment; a place infused with energy, creativity and possibility, where physical space plays a crucial role in the needs and aspirations of the modern innovator.

Every aspect has been designed around our desire to enhance the performance of our tenants.


We believe that entrepreneurs are the most important people to the future of Northern Ireland’s economy. Being an entrepreneur is tough - so, we provide a way for our most experienced people to volunteer their time, share their experiences, contacts and collective intelligence to give our entrepreneurs an advantage. The result is a powerful network; a community of researchers, experienced entrepreneurs, executives, investors, legal and financial experts, and our diaspora united together to help make our most promising entrepreneurs more successful.

Our membership model enables Northern Ireland’s main knowledge economy stakeholders to set the direction and create the conditions for the grassroots volunteer effort to flourish.


A joint initiative of Invest Northern Ireland and Intertrade Ireland, Halo is a modern Angel PLUS network that sparks successful connections between investors and entrepreneurs within an environment that is both fun and fair. We recognise that investment is essential to the success of our economy and that entrepreneurs are the drivers of prosperity, growth and opportunity.

Our agile platform evolves with our participant’s needs, combining industry expertise, secure technology and effective networking to maximise the creation of valuable relationships between smart money and smart people.