Catalyst announces Platinum Partnership with SSE Airtricity to drive greener energy innovation and sustainable thinking for NI’s Innovation Community

  • Science and technology hub, Catalyst is proud to welcome SSE Airtricity as the latest Platinum Partner within its growing Partnership programme.

    SSE Airtricity is a leading energy provider across the island of Ireland, supporting communities to make cleaner, greener choices. The partnership will be integral in supporting businesses within Catalyst’s network to drive sustainable practices and promote eco-friendly initiatives. From running events focused on the adoption of Green Technology to working with start-up companies on their journey towards net-zero emissions, the partnership will see both organisations collaborate to encourage innovation in the sustainability field wherever it may exist.

    Since 2008, SSE has invested more than £500 million in the development of Northern Ireland’s sustainable energy infrastructure. With more than 350,000 home and business customers and over 300 employees in Northern Ireland, SSE Airtricity has a wealth of experience in the energy sector – feeding into a key theme of Catalyst’s strategy to achieve a Carbon Net Zero rating by 2040.

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    Joe Wilson, Partner Relationship Manager at Catalyst said: “We are truly delighted to welcome SSE Airtricity to our growing cohort of partner organisations. Their commitment to sustainability aligns with our mission aligns with our mission to make it easy for people to innovate, driving positive change through innovation. SSE Airtricity’s extensive knowledge in the energy   sector will contribute significantly to our efforts in building a more sustainable future for Northern Ireland.”

    In addition to its leadership in the energy sector, SSE Airtricity is recognised for its community engagement initiatives, emphasising the importance of involving local communities in the green energy transition. The company actively supports educational programmes, community outreach, and sustainable development projects, fostering a holistic approach to environmental responsibility which will lend itself excellently in supporting Catalyst’s array of entrepreneurship & growth programmes.

    Nikki Flanders, Managing Director SSE Energy Customer Solutions, GB & Ireland added: “SSE Airtricity is delighted to join Catalyst as a Platinum Partner. Our commitment to sustainability is at the core of everything we do, and this partnership reflects our dedication to fostering innovation for a cleaner, greener future in Northern Ireland. We are delighted to collaborate with Catalyst to advance the region's energy landscape, share innovative ideas, and contribute to building a resilient and sustainable economy.”

    Source: Written from press release 

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