August Newsletter: Part Two
Surprise! Due to the amount of news, events and opportunities we've got to tell you about, we’ve a bonus newsletter this month.
The Digital Roundup
The first shout out goes to professional underwater photographer Zac Macaulay
who created some amazing work for Pantene
and BBC crime drama Hard Sun
We're loving VGROUP
’s rebranded website
which emphasises their focus on providing great brand strategies, design and communication.
Great news from Bozboz
who have been appointed by Cats Protection to deliver a marketing campaign for the charity’s National Black Cat Day
Congrats to apprenticeship provider Creative Process Digital
; they won ‘Best Digital Media Consultancy
Really exciting news from MyPocketSkill
who won the Innovate UK Design Foundations competition
, allowing them to improve their platform. Plus, they’ve teamed up with MOREVER
who will help them strengthen their customer experience and brand identity.
High five to RMV Production
’s founder Peter Reeve who was recognised as ‘Creative Director of the Year
’ at the 2017 TMT Media Awards! The studio also received the award for ‘Best Full-Service Video Production Company’.
….. Remember if you’ve got any news you’d like us to shout about (including new products, service and clients) you can post it on our member news board or just drop us an email for inclusion in our next newsletter...
Our next members meetup is a Big Birthday Bash!
Friday 6th October, 7:30pm at The Unitarian Church, Brighton
2017 is a big year for us - it marks 10 years of an independent Wired Sussex. And what better way to celebrate than to throw a party!
So our next members meetup will be an extra, extra special one. Join us on 6th October for a night of entertainment and together we can raise a glass or two to the last decade (and a glass or two more to the next).
Tickets are limited, so grab yours now to avoid disappointment.
A big thank you to Cogapp, CurveIT, Freedom Works, iCrossing, Madgex, Plug-in Media, Plus Accounting and QuickHR for their contributions to the party.
Light your fuse: become a resident at the FuseBox!
Are you a digital entrepreneur, tech visionary or creative technologist looking for support to turn your ideas into successful innovations?
We’re looking for individuals or small teams working on ideas, concepts and products that align with immersive, connected, intelligent and data driven technologies to join the FuseBox’s new residency programme.
The FuseBox is our innovation hub in the heart of Brighton and residents will have access to our 5G testbed, immersive hub activities and our network of corporate and academic collaborators, as well as a chance to work alongside other residents and share opportunities for growth and development.
For more information and how to apply, check out our blog post!
Open Studios: Talent Week 2017
Monday 2nd - Friday 6th October
Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes at Brighton’s most creative and innovative companies?
Open Studios: Talent Week offers you the chance to take a look at some of the best digital, media & technology businesses in the city; they’ll be opening their doors to show you what they do, where they do it and how. Participating companies will be hosting a range of events; from talks and workshops, to drop-in advice sessions.
Something for everyone, and they're all free to attend. If you are interested in learning more about other business in the sector in Brighton, or are interested in becoming a part of it, then this is for you.
A full list of events and activities can be found here, but places are limited, so grab a ticket before they're gone!
VR Brighton #6: Virtual Futures
Wednesday 4th October, 6-9pm at The FuseBox
Interested in virtual and augmented realities? Check out the next VR Brighton meetup. Amongst the speakers at October’s event will be FuseBox writer-in-residence, sci-fi author Al Robertson. He will be talking about how he created imaginary VR/AR technologies for his two published novels and what he learned from the experience.
There will also be networking opportunities with VR and AR innovators, as well as the chance to have a hands-on play with demos, so grab a ticket here!
Also, if you are a local VR/AR company interested in taking part in a subsidised trade mission to Euro Attractions in Berlin this month, drop us an email.
Exploring 5G technology: workshops
Throughout September we will be hosting a series of 5G workshops at the FuseBox; our innovation hub and home of our new 5G testbed.
If you want to understand more about the potentially game-changing abilities of 5G technologies, you might want to sign up for a place.
Exploring the technical aspects of 5G
Tuesday 5th September at The FuseBox
A detailed look at the technologies that underpin the 5G testbed and how it will support innovation for digital companies. Find out more here.
Exploring VR/AR powered by 5G
Thursday 7th September at The FuseBox
Exploring the impact of 5G on immersive technologies and how this will influence Virtual/ Augmented Reality experiences. Apply for a ticket here.
A Stadium of the Future powered by 5G
Thursday 14th September at The FuseBox
Examining the ways in which 5G could integrate interactive and immersive experiences at music and sport events. More information and tickets here.
Exploring Internet of Things/ connected devices powered by 5G
Monday 18th September at The FuseBox
This workshop will focus on how 5G could enable better commercial opportunities for businesses and how a hyper-connected Internet of Place could provide richer commercial experiences. Apply for a free ticket here.
The key to recruiting millennials
Looking to recruit millennial talent to your business? Having grown-up in a digital world, Millennials are the first fully connected generation and consequently have different behaviours, needs and aspirations in the workplace than previous generations. As a result, to attract the best talent you need to offer more than just a monthly paycheck. Here are our tips for recruiting millennials!
Beyond the Blockchain: digital currency meetup
Thursday 21st September, 6-9pm at The FuseBox
The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton are hosting a meetup for anyone wanting to understand Blockchain technologies and its potential uses. Blockchain technology uses ‘smart-contracts’ that allow trading of content, value and property automatically and securely – which could change how we share, vote, buy, bank and own.
The meetup will provide an introduction to the technology, as well as foster collaboration and creative thinking about its application. They will also be launching and giving attendees a new Brighton based blockchain currency!
If you’re interested, you can register for a free ticket here.
Latest short-term work opportunities and projects
A significant benefit of Wired Sussex membership is getting to hear about the latest fixed-term and project work opportunities within the sector, either by networking with other members or by accessing our exclusive projects board.
Here’s a couple of the latest:
Whether you need an agency to design and develop a website, a freelancer to work on a short-term project, or even a business partner for a new venture - We can help so get in touch!