This residency programme is intended to support digital entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and creative technologists who are looking to turn their ideas and initiatives into successful innovations.
If this sounds like you, read on to hear more about what is on offer and get in touch.
What kind of people or businesses are you looking for?
These residencies are part of the Digital Catapult’s programme of activity in Brighton. This means we are looking for individuals or small teams working on ideas, concepts and products that align with (or utilise) their areas of focus. These are immersive (e.g. Virtual / Augmented Reality), connected (e.g. 5G / LoRaWAN), intelligent (AI/CI) and data driven technologies.
We welcome individuals, start-ups or those developing new digital products or services for existing businesses.
What is the value of being a resident?
We hope that these residencies will help you turn your ideas and initiatives into successful innovations. There is no formal programme of activity for residents, but we know that the experience of working alongside other residents and sharing opportunities, needs and challenges will help you develop and grow.
We can also provide ways to help you benefit from the expertise and the technologies that the Digital Catapult programme provides nationally. In Brighton at the FuseBox, we can give you supported access to our 5G testbed and our immersive hub activities.
We have a network of corporate and academic collaborators with whom we can connect you. Whilst there is no funding for residents, we can provide you with guaranteed access to an angel investor should you require it.
Practically, what is provided?
A FuseBox residency can be full time or part time and provides access to desk space, Wi-Fi, lockers, meeting rooms and, of course, tea and coffee.
Remind me, what actually is the Fusebox?
The FuseBox is a hub for innovators run by Wired Sussex. It is based in New England House near Brighton station. The FuseBox specialises in collaborative R & D and connecting creative people and practices with new and emerging technologies.
If you want to see the hub, contact Rosalie on 01273 692888 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a tour.
What is the cost of a residency?
Residencies are part-subsidised by the Digital Catapult. A full-time residency costs you £23 per week per person and a part-time residency costs you £12 per week per person.
Please note, if you are considering the residency, but cost really is an issue, please get in touch so we can discuss options with you.
When will the programme start and finish?
The programme will begin in September 2017 and will run until at least the end of March 2018. We will be accepting applications from August onwards an ongoing basis.
What have previous residents said?
“We would not be here as a business if it weren’t for The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton. The guidance and support we received led to us finding our first project. Having a place for our company to grow, in a hothouse of digital innovators who provide support, guidance, advice, friendship and collaboration – I can’t overstate the value it provided to us.” Morgan McCarthy, CDO
“I received immense benefit from being a Digital Catapult Centre Brighton resident. My work has accelerated and the interest in my work has doubled! The centre is so helpful and supportive – I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a resident” Iona Scott, Planktonworld
“I found the FuseBox to be really conducive to creativity – it felt open, colourful and fun” Declan Cassidy, MakerClub
How do I apply?
Click here to answer a few short questions. We will then be in touch arrange a chat to find out more about you and answer any questions you have about the programme.
Please note this programme has a limited number of spaces, so applications will be competitively assessed and it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible.