Automated Intelligence joins Northern Ireland Science Park rebrand celebrations

June 21st, 2016   

Northern Ireland Science Park Catalyst Inc

Yesterday there was great excitement around the Northern Ireland Science Park where the Automated Intelligence office is based.

The Park announced a major rebrand and expansion plans, including a 10-year plan to target £100m of investment. And the new name? Well, we are now situated at Catalyst Inc.

The idea is that a catalyst, by its very nature, is a positive force which causes change, while Inc is inspired by the concept of inclusiveness.

Our COO, Fergus McIlduff, spoke on yesterday’s Radio Ulster Good Morning Ulster programme about the new brand and what it means to be a tenant company during this exciting stage. He said:

“We see Catalyst as a business partner rather than just a provider of property. We were established in Belfast in 2010 with two individual founders. We now have a business with almost 60 staff based out of Belfast with international customers, including 18 of the central government bodies in the UK using our software.

“Through that process Catalyst have supported us; in the early days we benefited from the Halo scheme and the Springboard programme. They’ve also given us flexibility in terms of real estate, supporting us through each stage of our growth.

“As we’ve come to a level of maturity we’re now supporting the programmes that are held here, so there’s a lifecycle that we have gone through. Without a doubt it has had a catalytic impact on our business.”

Fergus continued, “We’re currently going through our international expansion plan. Once again, naturally, we’ve turned to our partners here at Catalyst and they’ve introduced to us potential funders and organisations we can partner with. There really is a tangible impact in being involved in Catalyst Inc.”

Here at Automated Intelligence we’re very excited about the new phase and we look forward to continuing working with Catalyst as we, and them, continue to expand.

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