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    The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton, Brighton Digital Exchange and the FuseBox – What’s the Story?

    Last week the Minister for the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey announced that Brighton is to host one of three regional Digital Catapults with Wired Sussex as one of the key delivery partners. It is a bid that we worked on together with Coast to Capital LEP, the


    Posted on 10th November, 2014

  • Developing digital and data opportunities for the retail sector

    Wired Sussex has been invited by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership to help coordinate a bid to the Connected Digital Economy Catapult (part of the Technology Strategy Board). We are looking at digital, data and the retail space. The idea is that


    Posted on 7th July, 2014

  • Brighton Digital Festival 2014/15: What Our Bid to Arts Council England Said...

    The last three years of Brighton Digital Festival (BDF) has seen it expand and mature significantly. It has experienced considerable growth in terms of the number of events, exhibitions and conferences, as well as an impressive increase in those engaging with


    Posted on 5th March, 2014

  • “Our best discovery”: Investors get the Brighton bug

    When I started in this job 5 years ago, I hit on some of my London Venture Capitalist contacts. Then, they said that they would rather get on a plane to Berlin than a train to Brighton. This attitude started changing a year or so ago. Last year, we ran a


    Posted on 12th February, 2014

  • Good luck Will McInnes, and thanks

    Wired Sussex board member Will McInnes is taking on a new role with Brandwatch in New York. You can see details on the NixonMcInnes blog. Will has been a great friend and supporter of Wired Sussex and of Brighton. We wish him all the best and hope our paths


    Posted on 7th October, 2013

  • Want to meet one of the UK’s top Venture Capital Businesses?

    Ingenious Ventures are going to be camped out at the FuseBox in Brighton on Friday 5th July. They are interested in meeting local companies who feel they may benefit from Venture Capital investment and support. To find out more and arrange a meeting with


    Posted on 25th June, 2013

  • Skills and the Digital Sector – Some Thoughts on a Macro Approach

    Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, on whose board I sit, has recently been given an extended remit by the Government. Amongst other areas, we are now responsible for developing a ‘skills strategy’ for the wide corridor between the coastal strip


    Posted on 12th June, 2013

  • Why the FuseBox is Needed

    The FuseBox is our new support space for the creative and digital industries. It still very much in beta mode, but we recently had a little party for people who have supported it in some way. Those who came brought books as housewarming presents. I spoke at


    Posted on 16th April, 2013