"No.1 European destination for new software development"
Financial Times / fDi Magazine
World’s No1 destination for US-based CyberTech investment
FDi Index 2016
Belfast is the leading city in Europe for new software development. It is home to global businesses in financial software, data analytics and encryption, access control systems, and intelligent surveillance technologies.
Belfast is the world’s number one destination for US-based cybertech investment and is fast becoming a global cyber security hub. This sector employs over 1,200 people and as a result, the pipeline of talent; pioneering research and innovation; and secure and resilient infrastructure, it will be one of the world’s leading cyber economies by 2026.
One of the focal points is the Centre of Secure Technologies (CSIT), the UK innovation and knowledge centre for cyber security. The largest of its kind in the UK, this flagship centre counts BAE Systems, Infosys, IBM and Thales, amongst its partners.
Kainos / CSIT / CVC Therapeutics / FinTrU / Fujitsu / BT / Whitehat Security / Openwave mobility / Liberty IT / Intel / IMB / Cybersource / Proofpoint / Allstate / Deloitte / Rapid 7 / Byte Mobile / Sensata
Belfast is home to the UK’s largest cyber security research centre.
Best in Europe
Number 1 destination for new software development projects in Europe.
“Setting up business in Belfast has many benefits for FinTrU. With active intervention and support from public and private sectors; access to a pool of highly-skilled and qualified graduates; a city built on stable infrastructure and a leading technological sector, Belfast is a top class destination ready to do business and welcome new investors.”