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Within our programme of events, Wired Sussex members will have the opportunity to come along to networking events, practical workshops, inspirational speakers events and more.

For more information about Wired Sussex events, please contact events@wiredsussex.com via email or on 01273692888.

Not a member? Find out more about Wired Sussex Membership here.

Date Event Location
Thursday, 17 January 2019

VR Brighton Show and Tell

Our VR Brighton Show and Tells offer you the chance to get hands-on and try a number of VR/AR experiences being produced in the local area, as well as meet and network with their creators and other immersive innovators.

The VR Brighton Show and Tells are designed to be a chance for the community to showcase what they are working on and encourage valuable conversations between creatives. If you are looking to understand what the local community is producing, this is the event for you.

**If you or your company are interested in demonstrating your work to the community, this event provides a fantastic opportunity for valuable user testing and feedback. Just pick a "Demonstrator" ticket to register your interest and we'll be in touch.**

Event Running Order:
6:00pm - Event Starts
6:15pm - Open mic to introduce demos
6:30pm - Demos begin
7:30pm - Casual networking
8:00pm - Close



Did you know we run a residency programme at The FuseBox for those developing immersive, connected, intelligent or data-driven products or services? If you would like to find out more about becoming a resident or get a tour of the space, get in touch.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 24 January 2019

FuseBox Brown Bag Lunch: Intellectual Property

First FuseBox Brown Bag Lunch will be led by Scott Appleton, Head of Digital at Moore Law to present tips and advice on IP questions and challenges.

Moore Law is a dynamic commercial and Intellectual Property law firm based out of Brighton, UK. We specialise in providing niche commercial and intellectual property law advice and have sector specific experience in new media and technology/telecoms, life sciences, software development and licensing, transport, retail and sport. Scott Appleton originally trained as a Barrister before spending 15 years as an editor, analyst and consultant to professional services businesses in the UK and Europe. 


*More information about this session coming soon*


More about this event

A brown bag meeting is a casual meeting that occurs during the lunchtime period where participants bring their own lunch. This event has been specifically created for Fusebox residents and Wired Sussex members. If you would like to know more about FuseBox residency, Wired Sussex membership or have any questions about this event, we would love to hear from you! Drop a line to Rosalie@wiredsussex.com


Talk begins at 12:00pm and spaces are limited so please arrive on time.


More about the FuseBox

The FuseBox is a hub in Brighton run by and home to independent membership organisation Wired Sussex for digital innovators, tech visionaries and creative technologists. We provide innovators with access to spaces, facilities, opportunities and expertise.

We currently house the Brighton Immersive Lab and a 5G testbed. Find out more on our website www.thefuseboxbrighton.com
 

Time: 12:00-13:00
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 07 February 2019

VR Brighton Meetup: VR for Fashion

This special, sponsored edition of our VR Brighton Meetup will give you a chance to find out about how the fashion industry, which has always been at the forefront of experimenting with person-centred marketing channels, has creatively adopted emergent technology such as AR and VR as a medium for the masses, everything from AR mirrors as well as 360 video catwalks.

There will be a range of innovators and expert speakers describing how these technologies have revolutionised the consumer experience as well as hands-on experience with immersive demos.

Whether you work in fashion or are simply interested in how immersive technologies could empower this sector, this event is for you. Come along to network, collaborate and learn from likeminded individuals. 



We are excited to announce that we will be joined by:

Sanj Surati, Founder of Tiger Heart who has developed an arresting Ocular Intelligence visualisation to show how people, industries and countries overlap. The visual highlighted how the connecting circles and strands of industry bisect and diverge with the smaller circles of the countries. The Ocular Intelligence aimed to ‘beautify’ data and present a simple way of discovering which industries are in the room, where they are based, what trends can be deduced and provoke debate around the need to collaborate more.

Bushra Burge, Founder of BB Studio, a creative technology company which focuses on engaging ways to tell stories using a considered and innovative user-centred design process to harness the newest technology impactfully. Recent projects have included have included engaging immersive stories using virtual reality integrated with proprietary wearable technology used for educational and science communication, fashion marketing. BB Studio has been awarded Wearsustain EU H2020 grant 2018, chosen for publication and presentation at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference, British Computer Society 2018 and awarded finalist at the New European Media awards 2016.

**More speakers to be announced shortly**



A big thank you to our sponsor BB Studio

BB Studio Logo

This event is likely to sell out so if you are interested in coming along, please book your place as soon as you can. If you have any questions about this event or would like to know more about demo or speaking opportunities, please drop a message to Chris at chris@wiredsussex.com.


Did you know we run a residency programme at The FuseBox for those developing immersive, connected, intelligent or data-driven products or services? If you would like to find out more about becoming a resident or get a tour of the space, get in touch.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 21 February 2019

Breakfast Session: How to Win the Right Work for Your Business

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions share best practice on subjects ranging from marketing and branding to intellectual property and investment opportunities. And there’s coffee and croissants too. What’s not to like?

Winning business that aligns with your company’s goals and values is not only important for your business development but also for your client relationships and work satisfaction. However, having a clear understanding of your purpose and what your ideal client looks like is easier said than done.

At this breakfast session, we’ll be exploring how you can put your purpose, goals and morals first; ultimately winning the right projects and clients for your business, without feeling as though you’re losing out on potential revenue.

Helping lead the session, we’ll be joined by Wired Sussex members who are experienced in strategic business development and will share what they’ve learned from many years of winning clients that align with their business goals and values. This will then be followed by an informal discussion where you can pick their brains on how their advice can apply to your own business model.

So, whether you’ve just launched a start-up and are still considering what your purpose should be, or are a seasoned industry professional looking to boost your agency further, this event will help you understand what’s important when choosing the projects and clients that are right for you.

We’ll be joined by:



Stuart Davies, Head of Digital and Co-Founder of Creative Bloom

Stuart is an experienced Digital Marketer, Commercial Manager and Project Director with a demonstrated record of achievement in a wide range of product and service related industries across multiple countries in the UK, Europe & Asia Pacific.

Currently, he’s the Head of Digital and Co-founder of Creative Bloom - a digital marketing consultancy & training provider, which specialises in supporting Ethical & Green sectors.

They help the good guys get found!



Ben Potter, Business Development Mentor

When it comes to business development, Ben’s witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly and now he’s on a mission to make the experience of buying and selling digital services better by helping agencies craft a winning approach to business development.

As well as his work with agencies, he writes for Econsultancy, delivers training at the world’s biggest digital conference, BrightonSEO, and has been acknowledged as one of the UK’s most influential business developers in the BD100!



* Please Note **

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions are a benefit of membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are or if your company is a member on our directory. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex here.
 

Time: 09:00-11:00
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Wired Sussex Digital Finance Clinic

Are you responsible for your company finances?

Wired Sussex has teamed up with Plus Accounting to provide a members’ only Clinic to help understand and advise on the successes and challenges businesses in the sector have. This includes looking at current financial positions and future financing desires.

Plus Accounting are offering free 20 minute 121 advice sessions.

These sessions are aimed at businesses wanting guidance and advice with regard to tax planning and VAT as well as the possible implications on the business owner's personal tax.

The following topics can be discussed;

R&D and Creative Industry Tax Claims
EIS & Seed EIS
Corporation Tax
Dealing with HMRC
Capital Allowances
Payroll Taxes
VAT
Or

Starting out
Growing your business
Exit strategy
We are holding a Wired Sussex Digital Finance Clinic at The FuseBox, Level 4 North, New England House, New England Street, Brighton BN1 4GH on Tuesday 12 March between 9am and 11.30am - please book your 20 minute session.

Benefits of attending this Forum include:

Gain access to information and practical advice that you can use straight away
1-2-1 advice sessions with a financial expert
The Clinic will give you a chance to discuss your views, opinions and questions in a confidential environment and draw on the expert knowledge of Plus Accounting.

** Please Note **

The Wired Sussex Finance Clinic is a benefit of membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are or if your company is a member on our directory. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex here: www.wiredsussex.com/members/ 
 

Time: 09:00-11:30
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
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