Catalyst Accelerator Programme

It’s time to step things up

We know that the UK has some of the most exciting and innovative start-ups and small businesses in the world. We also know that these organisations often need help to grow rapidly and start new conversations in competitive markets.

Introducing Catalyst, Sopra Steria’s accelerator programme for innovative start-ups and small businesses looking to scale-up. The programme provides scale-up organisations with the opportunity to accelerate growth and open up new business opportunities in partnership with Sopra Steria. We partner with disruptive scale-ups to advance their organisation, equipping them with our own subject matter experts, facilities and large market presence to develop their business, people and client base.

We work with the most exciting partners in the market

Sopra Steria is a European leader in digital transformation across the Public and Private Sectors and we are constantly looking at ways in which we can provide our customers with access to exciting and innovative new services. But we know that innovation alone is not enough – a great idea isn’t an answer in itself. Instead, it needs to deliver real impact and make a tangible difference to the business. That’s why we partner with truly disruptive, emerging businesses with creative ideas and exciting products that can add real value, alter market dynamics and change the status quo.

How it works

Our programme identifies and supports businesses with innovative solutions that are near-market ready or already established in the market. Working with our clients and alongside our sector business leaders we identify and publish challenges that the market and our clients are facing. Through a number of different activities, we invite partners to pitch their ideas and solutions to our senior leadership panel. This is an exciting opportunity for us and our partners to get to know each other. For details of our programme pitch days, please get in touch using the details at the bottom of this page.

The invitation to join the Sopra Steria Accelerate Program is extremely exciting. We have in the past been involved in programmes with other GSI’s, but the Sopra Steria Catalyst programme is exceptionally well organised and executed. It includes strong support from the business meaning that we are having highly valuable conversations with experienced account teams and marketers. Together we have already been able to identify highly promising key opportunities and we are getting support in focusing our proposition further.

Lesley Franck, Chief Executive Officer, Canalix

Partner benefits

As part of the programme, our Catalyst partners receive:

  • Accelerated market access – We have mature existing client relationships with major Public and Private sector clients.
  • European Presence – We’re part of a major European group so you’ll have the opportunity to sell internationally to clients outside the UK.
  • Development and growth of your business and product – Specialist business and sales support to help you to grow, mature and build your client base.
  • Development of your people – Access to masterclasses, experts and a champion with Sopra Steria to upskill your most valuable assets.
  • Industry visibility – Opportunity to raise your profile across public and private sectors.
  • Use of Sopra Steria Facilities – We offer design sprints and workshops in our DigiLabs to develop and refine your proposition, as well as office space and boardrooms to suit your needs.


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Contact our experts

Myron Hrycyk

UK Partnerships and Alliances Director


Tanmoy Banerjee

Partnerships Consultant