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What is it?

Brighton Fuse is a research and development project which mapped, measured and assisted Brighton’s creative, digital and IT (CDIT) cluster. It started with the belief that by connecting the arts, humanities and design with digital and ICT, then creativity and innovation could be enhanced. The project supported mutually beneficial connections between higher education, those engaged in the creation of arts and culture, and Brighton’s digital technology sector.

What value does it offer to the cluster?

This project provided a thorough understanding of our cluster, through which we were able to learn about its needs, discover common patterns for success within high-growth companies, understand the barriers to growth, and uncover and evidence the economic benefit which the CDIT sector contributes to the local economy. The learnings from this project have been applied to a number of our other projects, enabling us to deliver appropriate support to the cluster.

This research has been discussed on a local, national and international level, and has been referenced by government ministers.

How you can get involved

For an overview of our findings and to learn about the insights into growth within the sector you can watch this short video

You can read the reports



Twitter: @BrightonFuse

About the author

Rebecca Groves

Hi, I'm Wired Sussex's Skills and Talent Strategy Lead. I oversee our skills and talent strategy for the regional digital sector. This includes the delivery of activity which addresses this strategy, such as our annual Talent festival, and working with members to help them benefit from our initiatives.

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