Save money on your recruitment

If you need more staff, now is the perfect time to get recruiting! To support our members in their recruitment efforts, we have created bulk packages to save you money on your recruitment costs, whilst providing even more extra exposure around roles. You find out more about what’s included in the packages below. There is no expiry date on these packages, meaning you have support when you need it – you could post them all within a week and make a big splash around a recruitment drive or you could spread them over a few years to just shore up vacancies as they …

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Educating in Virtual and Augmented Reality: An interview with Curiscope

Last week Digital Catapult Centre Brighton held it’s fourth Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) Meetup, hosting a diverse and rapidly growing community, passionate about exploring the bleeding edge applications of immersive technology. That meetup focused on how VR/AR is being used to teach, educate and train. We were lucky enough to have Curiscope, a company who are pioneering educational adventures in VR and AR, to give a presentation on this topic. Curiscope have very recently relocated to Brighton from London and we caught-up with Curiscope’s CEO, Ed Barton to hear his thoughts on the future of VR/AR as …

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Virtual Reality: Story telling and Brighton’s local expertise

This month the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton partnered with The Old Market across a series of events showcasing the use of virtual reality and storytelling. Richard Scott, Innovation Manager at the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton discusses why storytelling is crucial for driving the mass adoption virtual reality and how Brighton’s digital sector is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this growing field of technology. The words ‘virtual reality’ conjures feelings of immense but apprehensive excitement for me. I was brought up on Hollywood’s notions of virtual reality being just around the corner and that it would transform the way we consume …

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Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: Staff Contracts, Pensions & Employment Law Issues

Yesterday I chaired our Breakfast Session ‘Staff contracts & employment law issues’  with a panel of great experts who shared their knowledge & experience and answered a lot of really interesting questions from members: Kate Roper is the Senior HR and Recruitment Manager at Crunch and has been working in HR for 10 years. Fiona Martin is a joint co-founder of Martin Searle Solicitors and heads their Employment Law team which specialise in workplace discrimination cases. Fiona runs the HR Digital Media & Tech Group in Brighton & Gatwick area in partnership with Wired Sussex, providing employment law advice and training to HR managers and owners. In case you couldn’t make it, …

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Successful Freelancing Tips

Last week we held a Breakfast Session on ‘Being a Successful Freelancer’  and invited a panel of experts- Elliot Taylor (Raison), Izzy Crouch (IZC Marketing) Gareth Williams (LoneWolfWilliams) and Paul Silver (Silver Web Services Ltd) – to share their knowledge about freelancing and answer questions. Spaces for the event were in high demand so, in case you missed out, we want to share as much of the conversation as possible. Below are the key points from the session: Business development Find your niche.  Don’t spread yourself too thinly – identify your specialism and most importantly do what you enjoy. Company name/trading …

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The issue of workspace

The digital, media and technology sector in Brighton and the surrounding area continues to grow strongly. This is great news, providing jobs and economic benefits. But there are challenges for individual businesses associated with that growth. One is the ever-increasing difficulty our member businesses tell us they have in finding workspace to grow into. Brighton’s geography is a limiting factor in that. The sea and the national park which border our city to the south and to the north are part of what makes it a great place to live, but they also limit development opportunities. We also don’t have …

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GUEST BLOG – Shane Mitchell – Tech Beyond The Screen: What is the Internet of Everything?

On Wednesday 3rd February 2016, The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton kicked off it’s event series ‘Tech Beyond The Screen’ with it’s first event ‘What is the Internet of Everything?’. Guest speakers Shane Mitchell (UrbanPeer) and Adrian Bone (Deteq) talked to a packed room of Sussex’s digital, arts and tech community about the Internet of Everything and demonstrated a number of case studies of how the technology is being used. Shane Mitchell has written a guest blog post with his thoughts on the progression of the Internet of Everything. “Digital entrepreneurship and the Internet of Every/Thing I’d like to reflect on some the discussions …

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‘Tech Beyond the Screen: What is the Internet of Everything?’

With the launch of our new Tech Beyond the Screen series I thought I would take some time to explore the differences between IoT/IoE/IoP and the reasons behind why we have chosen ‘Tech Beyond the Screen’ as a title for this series of events. What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? In its most generic of terms IoT is simply any physical ‘thing’ that can transfer some form of data to either something else or to the internet that makes it ‘connected’. Be it a ‘smart’ watch, a proximity sensor, or a complex weather system; these ever growing ‘things’ now …

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The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton: Store of the Future Pitstop Open Call

The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton wants to hear from any small or medium sized businesses interested in developing innovative approaches to Retail Innovation for our Pit Stop with Q&A and the Store of the Future happening in February. Background This Pit Stop will explore new and innovative uses of technology for retailers to differentiate themselves from the competition and provide enhanced experiences for their customers. This Pit Stop will also look at new business models and product innovations within the retail sector and how this is shaping its future. All people, regardless of age, gender or demographic, be it on …

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Business Breakfast Drop Ins

The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton is currently being housed at The FuseBox, a space in Brighton created to support digital and creative activity. Here, Hub and Events Coordinator Rosalie offers an overview of recent Breakfast Drop Ins, a glimpse of what’s yet to come and an overview of the opportunities coming up offering engagement with the Project….. So far we have hosted two Business Breakfast Drop In sessions here in Brighton. These events were designed to follow on from the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton’s series of taster sessions. They were ultimately created to provide a chance for anyone to come …

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