Wired Sussex Blog

How the FuseBox can help your business keep innovating

The FuseBox is a collaborative research and development hub, run by and home to the Wired Sussex team. We share our space with over 30 different residents, from digital artists to tech startups and academics. If you are a business that is now beyond the start-up phase but recognises the need to keep innovating. How to do that when you have existing products and services to deliver? A residency at the FuseBox might be the answer. Innovation in our sector often needs a space away from the day-to-day business, ideally with access to emerging tech and opportunities to share and …

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The FuseBox website officially launches!

We are delighted to officially announce the launch of our brand-new website for our Brighton home and innovation hub, The FuseBox. For anyone yet to visit the hub, The FuseBox not only provides studio space to the Wired Sussex team but also collaborative R&D workspace, facilities, opportunities and expertise to innovators through our residency programme. Alongside our residencies, The FuseBox also houses the Brighton Immersive Lab and a 5G testbed. With so many exciting in-house projects and opportunities, the need for a small but dedicated website became clear to us. We hope the site provides you with a simple way …

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Six months in: The FuseBox residency programme continues

Six months into our current residency programme and The FuseBox is alive with ideas and innovation. The opportunity for collaborative workspace with access to mixed reality facilities 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 artists to cognitive scientists. The even better news is that we still have available space and if you are looking for either workspace, business support and or access to collaborators, then please read on to see how you might be able to get involved… Who is the …

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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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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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European Creative Hubs: Telling The FuseBox Story

In June, The FuseBox took part in a British Council curated panel discussion at ArtLab17 in Milan. An event committed to building new policies to support the creative industry. We were asked to share our experience on how can creative hubs best contribute to urban policy making. Here, FuseBox Hub Manager; Rosalie Hoskins writes about what we talked about in our presentation. After a quick introduction of myself, I decided to start at the very beginning and explain to the Artlab audience how The FuseBox came to be. Rewind the clock back to 2012 and Wired Sussex had just helped …

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The FuseBox Goes to Milan

Recently The FuseBox received an exciting invitation from the British Council in Italy to take part in a creative hub panel discussion they helped to curate at conference; ArtLab Milan. Hub Manager; Rosalie Hoskins shares her experience of taking The FuseBox on tour. Artlab Milano Upon receiving the invitation, it didn’t take us long to discover that since ArtLab was set up in 2006, it has grown into the most inspiring and powerful, cross sectorial, independent event in Italy. Split into four events across Italy, Artlab sets out to innovate new practices and policies by curating discussions and workshops among the …

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The FuseBox; helping to build an international network

In February 2017, along with two other UK hubs, The FuseBox was invited by the Creative Economy team from the British Council to provide a two-day immersion visit to a group of visitors from various locations across southern African. Our guests lead emerging and established creative spaces and online communities in Harare, Botswana, Cape Town and Jo’burg. Their visit aimed to be a fact-finding tour of some of creative digital clusters in London, Glasgow and Brighton. These were our visitors and the hubs they manage: Didintle Sholohelang Ntsie Black & Creative, Cape Town Thabo Letsebe EDM Live Projects, Botswana Ronald …

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The FuseBox- Making Connections

Reaching out A big part of my role as Hub Manager at Wired Sussex is to support working relationships and to encourage collaboration between our residents in The FuseBox. Community is the one word that comes up most when talking about Coworking spaces and we’ve come to realise that creating an active network outside of your space is just as important as tending to the ecosystem within it. So, this year we’ve been really excited to be working with the British Council to help us talk about our learnings at The FuseBox. We would like to not only help provide …

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Bognor Regis Creative Digital Hub Update

Tuesday 15th November, 6-9pm at Oxfords Bar in Bognor Regis: that’s when and where we’re looking forward to meeting-up with the Bognor Regis creative community again for our latest  creative digital hub update. This time we’ll focus on sharing the results of our Creative Enterprise Snapshot Survey, which we’ve analysed and had presented as an infographic after input from local businesses and individuals. The purpose of the survey has been to map out the size and character of the local creative digital business community, so that together we can start to make the decision-makers aware of the strength and diversity …

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