Wired Sussex Blog

Future Proofing: What is it? And Why is it Important?

Recently Hub Manager Rosalie went to Scotland to represent the FuseBox in the latest workshop as part of the European Creative Hub Network (ECHN). A project designed to bring hub leaders from across Europe together to build relationships and exchange practical tools with each other. Here she writes about what she learned: The topic of the workshop in Edinburgh was all around Future Proofing and offering ways you can set your mind set for not only survival of your work but also to allow for positive change and progress. I wanted to share my learnings, as these methods of embracing …

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Should Immersive Technology be more ‘Human Centric’ in order to drive mass adoption?

The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton suppports innovative digital companies to take their products to market faster – one of it’s technology focuses has been immerive technology – such as virtual, augmented, mixed reality and haptics. This blog explores how immersive tech is showing maturation, but needs great content to scale further. In order to develop this content – content producers need to be human and not technology centric. Start with the human In its 2017 strategy, The Digital Catapult Centre prioritised immersive technology (augmented, virtual and mixed realities, and related new forms of human interface) as one of its four key strategic …

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5 reasons to attend our Members’ Xmas Meetup!

We’d like to invite all Wired Sussex Members to our last big event of 2017, to share some festive cheer at our Members’ Christmas Meetup on Wednesday 6th December at Patterns! With an average of 150 people at each event, there are opportunities galore to catch up with friends and make new contacts with others in the local digital, media & tech sector. Not got your free ticket yet? Here are 5 reasons to consider joining us: #1 Make new contacts From developers to creatives, digital marketers to project managers, founders to managing directors, and everyone in between, there’s a …

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Get extra exposure for your job ad with our Xmas offer!

When the holiday season comes around companies often put recruitment on hold, even if it’s a detriment to business growth. However, we’ve found there are actually some good reasons to advertise over the Christmas period, including: Jobseekers have more time to job hunt – over the holidays people have more time to think about their careers, evaluate where they’re going and search for new opportunities. You have more time to train staff – as work traditionally dies down in the run-up to Xmas, you will have more time to train staff ready for the New Year. Getting ahead of the …

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FuseBox Residency News

We are now just one month into our newly relaunched residency programme. Our doors reopened in time with the completion of major building works to expand and improve The FuseBox. And during this exciting time, we have launched the Brighton Immersive Lab, a brand-new space to experiment and play with cutting-edge virtual and augmented reality hardware, shared the news of an upcoming 5G testbed and held multiple tech-themed workshops and meetups. The residency programme has been overwhelmingly popular and we have a growing list of companies and individuals now based at the FuseBox ranging from virtual reality experts to interactive …

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The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton and Redevco launch a call for innovative digital companies to apply to its Retail Innovation project.

      The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton (DCCB) is delighted to announce it is accepting applications from digital companies to become part of its Retail Innovation project. The project will look at developing ideas, products and services that deliver inspiring customer experiences to shoppers, specifically utilising virtual and augmented reality (immersive) technology. Shortlisted companies will gain the access to innovation prizes, insight and feedback from retail experts and to cutting edge immersive hardware – in order to refine their ideas. Additionally, they will have a chance to be showcased in a live retail environment in Brighton, as DCCB has …

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3 Ways to Promote Your Digital Business

One of the many things we love here at Wired Sussex is hearing about what our members have been up to. Whether it’s a recent award, new project, product launch, client win, an announcement or another success story, we want to help you spread the word. So, here are some ways we can help you promote your business’ news, reach a broader audience and make stronger connections within the local digital, media and tech sector. Member News Board It’s super simple to post your news to our site, and it’s free! Items posted will also get featured on our website’s …

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Delivering the Perfect Tech Pitch #WiredBrekkie

Last week we hosted a Breakfast Session with Alick Mighall (MD at miggle), Catrina Baker-Bassett (Digital Business Manager at DabApps) and Dominic Gomez (Founder and MD at Snorkel) who shared their knowledge and expertise on ‘Delivering the Perfect Tech Pitch’ and answered questions from members. In case you couldn’t make it, here are some key points from the discussion. Alick Mighall Evaluate. Improving how you evaluate leads increases your chances of coming first in all those selection processes you choose to compete in. Establish their expectations. If an inbound lead doesn’t come with clear expectations set around scope, budget and …

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Qualifying tenders and sales opportunities #WiredBrekkie

On 19th October, we ran a Breakfast Session on ‘Delivering the Perfect Tech Pitch’ and invited a panel of experts to share their knowledge on pitching and answer questions. One of the speakers was Alick Mighall, Managing Director at miggle; a content management, web development and consultancy agency specialising in Drupal. Below is a guest blog post by Alick, expanding on his #WiredBrekkie presentation. As a small business with no real dedicated sales, marketing or biz dev functions, it’s essential that we don’t waste time chasing the wrong sort of work. So we have to make sure we qualify inbound opportunities effectively. If we …

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Win a ticket to Bytes Conference!

Update: This competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winners! Bytes Conference is a great opportunity for those working (or interested) in the web industry to gain expert insights ranging from development and design, through to marketing and performance tips. Interested? The lovely team at Bytes Conf are giving 4 free tickets away to Wired Sussex members! To enter: Retweet or like this post or Comment on the post about why you would like to attend The closing date is at midnight on 8th November 2017. See Terms & Conditions. A little bit about Bytes Conference: Bytes Conf brings together web industry …

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