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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 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 read on to see how you might be able to get involved!
[caption id="attachment_8082" align="alignnone" width="300"] FuseBox residents having fun experimenting in the Brighton Immersive Lab [/caption]

Who is the residency for?
This residency programme is intended to support digital entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and creative technologists who are looking to turn their ideas and initiatives into successful innovations. We welcome individuals, start-ups or those developing new digital products or services for existing businesses. Residencies are part of the Digital Catapult’s programme of activity in Brighton. This means we are looking for people working on ideas, concepts and products that align with (or utilise) the four main areas of focus. These are:

-Immersive (e.g. Virtual and Augmented Reality)
-Connected (e.g. 5G and Internet of Things)
-Intelligent (e.g Artificial and Computational Intelligence)
-Data (e.g Big Data and Data Visualisation tools)

So what does the residency include?
-Full use of the brand-new Brighton Immersive Lab*
-9am-6pm access (with 24/7 entry available on request)
-Super competitive rate – £75 per person per month (plus VAT)
-Opportunities to be introduced and connected to corporate and academic bodies
-Super-fast Wi-Fi
-Showcasing and networking opportunities
-Central Brighton location, 5-minute walk from the station and the North laine.
-Access to event space for regular meetups and workshops.
-Access to multiple meeting room and phone call/skype pods.
-Locker space and bike storage
-Social events and fun field trips.
-Peer-to-peer support with growing FuseBox community
-Private Slack group to share news and information
-Hot drinks on tap and use of shared kitchen

What is the Brighton Immersive Lab?
In September, the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton announced the launch of a brand-new Immersive Lab open to start-ups, creatives and companies innovating around immersive technology. The Immersive Lab will include cutting edge virtual and augmented reality hardware, high end, VR ready PCs, tethered headsets (e.g. HTC Vive/Occulus Rift), VR ready smart phones and cutting-edge kit such as a green screen, a motion capture suit and depth sensors.

Sounds great! How do I apply?

You can read more and apply on our website here

Or drop us an email We would love to hear from you.

About the author

Rosalie Hoskins

Hi, I'm the Hub Manager at Wired Sussex. I look after our collaborative R&D space, The FuseBox.

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