Digital Catapult Centre Brighton – One Year In

It’s one year since we launched Digital Catapult Centre Brighton, so I wanted to take this opportunity to look back at what’s happened over the past 12 months. The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton offered a platform on which we could deliver large scale, impactful projects that explored the Centre’s main theme of The Internet of Place. Given the scope and scale of the opportunity this presented we made a strategic decision to work with our cluster from the early stages so that, together, we could explore this theme and begin to develop projects from which our cluster would get real …

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GUEST BLOG – Henry Bennett YourWelcome

Henry Bennett, CEO of YourWelcome was a speaker at our Digital Catapult Centre Brighton event Tech Beyond The Screen: Real-time Place-based Digital Marketing at The FuseBox on 16th March 2016. Here, Henry talks about his company and the growing demand in the short term let industry for this unique technology. “YourWelcome is a rapidly growing start up company that is helping short term let hosts and property managers better monetise their assets. In the hotel industry, it is common for between 20% and 40% of revenue to come from selling services. These include food, experiences and airport transfers. However, in the short-term let industry, (which …

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GUEST BLOG – Martin De Saulles ‘Digital Marketing – a look into the future’

Following The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton Tech Beyond The Screen: Real-Time Place-Based Digital Marketing event held at The FuseBox on Wednesday 16th March, one of our guests Martin De Saulles Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton wrote this blog post on the content covered over the night. “Brighton is blessed with a thriving digital media scene. As well as the job opportunities this offers to our graduates there are also lots of events where industry experts share their experiences and knowledge. Last Wednesday I went to an event organised by Wired Sussex as part of the Digital Catapult initiative of which the University of Brighton is a key …

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GUEST BLOG – Jason Mesut – Tech Beyond The Screen: UX & Design For Connected Products

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016 we held our third event in the Tech Beyond The Screen series, around UX & Design for Connected Products. Jason Mesut was one of our speakers who discussed the challenges around creating UX for IoT technologies, specifically without screen based interfaces. Jason, has put together this write up of the content he covered during his talk.   “I recently talked through this presentation at The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton’s interesting event Tech Beyond The Screen: Connectivity & Infrastructure. I tried to give a more User Interface (UI) perspective on the whole UX around Internet of Things subject. I suppose people …

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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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