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Alex Linssen, FDM

Support for business growth

We are committed to helping organisations and individuals be both innovative and entrepreneurial in developing their businesses. By sharing our knowledge and facilities, we work to encourage economic growth and development, not only in Sussex, but in the South East, nationally and internationally.

You can access our resources for your business in a number of ways, but if you're not sure where to start, contact one of our business development managers.

Work with us on product research and development

We have worked with leading commercial and third sector organisations to develop innovative new products, from medical devices to environmental technologies. More about research and development

Consult with our business or technology experts

From product design and testing through to business process improvements, we can work with you to develop your business. More about consultancy

Train and develop your workforce

We offer a range of training and professional education options, many of them accredited by professional bodies. They include flexible work-based learning and custom-made courses to suit your organisation. More about training

Work with our students

We are a career-focused university, working closely with industry and professional bodies to ensure our graduates have the skills and the knowledge that industry requires. There are opportunities to recruit our graduates, or bring fresh skills into your organisation through our popular work placement programme. More about working with our students

Use our specialist technology and facilities

We have a range of specialist facilities, from a human movement laboratory to some of the most advanced electron microscopes in the south-east of England. More about our specialist facilities

Gain expertise in managing innovation in your organisation

Devised and developed at the university's Centre for Research in Innovation Management (CENTRIM), the flagship course, Managing Innovation, has been delivered in many countries in some of the world's largest organisations. Find out more on the CENTRIM website

Expertise to develop your small or medium enterprise

Profitnet is an innovative business development and support programme that enables small and medium-sized enterprises to help themselves and their peers to bring about measurable improvements to their business' performance.
Developed by the University of Brighton, it has been successful for over 1000 businesses in the UK and Ireland, and it's expanding.

  • Grow your business
  • Increase profits
  • Develop your leadership capability
  • Bridge the gap between planning and doing

Find out more on the Profitnet website




The south-east is the UK's second fastest-growing economic region outside London. We have a number of services to help with your business relocation if you want to expand to or set up in the region.

Services for businesses relocating to the south-east