As a part of our Green Energy initiatives and Sustainable Travel policy we have 30 newly installed Electronic vehicle charging points across at all Catalyst Innovation Hubs across NI. We have partnered with ChargePoint to make it easy for you to pay for charging your vehicle.
EV tariff is 45p/kWh
Onsite campus members will be able to use a code through the Catalyst App which will give a 20% discount reducing the tariff for onsite campus members to 36p/kWh
There will be 2 ways to pay:
Option 1 – Sign up for the Catalyst App (only for onsite campus members to provide card details which will give a 20% discount code); just search for ‘Catalyst Community’ in your app store.
Option 2 – Pay at the EV station using contactless payment.
Standing Charges Apply
£5 per hour standing fee after 2 hours for 22kW
£2 per hour standing fee after 5 hours for 7kW
To avoid standing charges you must relocate your car to a regular parking space once charging is complete.
Car charging times vary depending on size of battery in car, but typical examples are below:
22kW Chargers- will typically charge in around 2 hours to full charge (based on a 52kWh battery in your vehicle)
7kW Chargers – will typically charge in 7 Hours to full charge (based on a 52kWh battery in your vehicle)
ChargePoint is the company Catalyst have decided to use, they are a global company with a great reputation, they have installed various EV Points throughout the UK and Ireland.
There is three ways to start a charge – remember to plug in your charging cable that comes with your vehicles to both ends before starting a charge
Both options are available to users, we recommend if an onsite member of the Community you download the Catalyst app (Search for Catalyst Community in your app store) and sign up as this will get you access to 20% discount available on tariff. Onsite members of the Community will be considered as someone who has been issued an access pass or registered on our security system. You can also pay directly using your bank card at the machine (contactless only).
Once you have signed up to our Catalyst App you will navigate to the Electric Car Charging section where you will have access to the discount code, you will use this code when signing up to the ChargePoint app to apply your discount. Once you have applied this on ChargePoint App it will go to a member of our team to verify and approve you as a discounted user.
We only have untethered options available meaning you need to bring along the Charging cable which came with your car.
You can report any faults through the Catalyst App which will issue you a ticket reference so you can track any issues you raise
Yes, to be fair to all our users we have implemented an overstay charge to ensure people move vehicles when charging is complete so others can use, this is to ensure people do not park in an EV space all day.
You will have to register your Bank Details when you create a free ChargePoint app to use the Charging Stations, alternatively you can use your bank card (contactless only) directly at the Charging Stations but will be unable to avail of the discount if a member of the onsite Community
Head of Facilities
Declan McCaffrey is the Head of Facilities for Catalyst where he Works within the Property Team, working closely with the Community Team to deliver a world class service for Catalysts onsite community, partners and visitors.
With 15 years experience in Facilities Management and passionate about making the working environment an even more green and sustainable place.
Declan graduated from University of Ulster in 2008 with a degree in Building Surveying, Adv Diploma in Leadership and Management in 2012. He is an avid Life saver and achieved a Bronze Medallion and Award of Merit.
He also enjoys playing football, golf, walking his dog and hiking in his spare time.
Head of Community
Niamh Griffin is the Head of Community at Catalyst responsible for leading a team supporting and enabling the Catalyst on Campus Community of entrepreneurs and innovators, from start-ups to multi-nationals making it easier for them to flourish and thrive. Whereby being a part of Catalyst actively contributes to their business success.
Before joining Catalyst in April 2022, Niamh held senior roles in financial services in UK, NI and Republic of Ireland with responsibility for strategy, growth & development, technology migration, product design and management, marketing, and the design and implementation of customer, sector and market engagement strategies for business growth.
A passionate advocate for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion she is an active founder of a LeanIn Circle, fundraiser for NIPANC, Alzheimer’s and is a Mental Health First Aider.
Niamh is a graduate of Ulster University business school from the Digital Ready Leaders Programme, Technological University Dublin in Rural Tourism, Marketing & Management and UCD with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and German.
Louise is Community Lead based at Catalyst’s Derry-Londonderry Campus. As a member of the Community team, Louise has cross functional responsibilities that offer multi-faceted support to our on-campus members and the wider Catalyst community.
Before joining Catalyst, Louise was self employed in the hospitality sector. This was followed by a 15-year management role with Vodafone Retail across multiple locations in NI & England. Louise joined Catalyst in October 2018 as Innovation Centre Manager, before progressing into her current role of Community Lead.
Louise has an excellent customer experience skill set and is passionate about delivering high quality service that drives overall engagement with our tenant companies and partners. The community team are at the heart of the Catalyst experience. Louise and her colleagues are motivated by creating meaningful and mutually beneficial connections between members and the wider Catalyst community, so they can accelerate their businesses.
Director of Property and Community
Mervyn Watley is the Director of Property & Community at Catalyst. Mervyn has been in this role since 2007 and over this period has overseen extensive capital development and tremendous growth in on-campus company numbers.
Prior to Catalyst Mervyn managed real estate and large capital programmes for Ulster University and Northern (now Danske) Bank. Mervyn is a graduate from Ulster University
Mervyn was previously a Non-Executive director of the UK Science Park Association
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