Grow your business with research-led insights
The Brighton Research Innovation Technology Exchange (BRITE), is a one-stop shop of support for business leaders wishing to be part of a collaborative community, that want to innovate and grow.
BRITE provides access to innovation research and development expertise, a range of programmes, support and specialist facilities.
BRITE is a regional programme open to businesses in the Coast to Capital area.
Find out more about BRITE.
Innovate with academic expertise and a graduate
If you have a product, service or process that you want to develop, improve, redesign or recreate then a Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) might be the answer.
KTPs are a partnership between the business seeking expertise, a university, and a qualified graduate who work together on a focused business challenge or opportunity.
KTP is a national programme and is open to businesses based in anywhere in the UK.
Find out more about KTPs.
Our investment in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships has been one of the best we've made. Our collaboration has been characterised by academic rigour and a clear commitment to our commercial goals.
Gina Fitch-Roy, Commercial Director, Dando Drilling
Fully funded expertise for R&D projects
The Research, Innovation in Sussex Excellence (RISE) project provides businesses with access to fully funded leading research expertise and cutting-edge technology from the universities of Brighton and Sussex, at no cost to them.
In order to join the RISE project, you need to be an SME based in West Sussex.
Find out more about RISE.
Working with the University of Brighton allowed us to take a real-world business problem and turn it into a market advantage, even when the skill sets of doing so were not present within the company.
Simon Gilhurst, Owner of BCMY
Support for green companies
Businesses looking to develop clean and green products, services and processes can join Clean Growth UK (CGUK) – a university-led network of green thinking businesses.
Members have access to funded, or part funded university expertise and facilities, commercialisation advice, coaching and workshops and an investment readiness programme.
Clean Growth UK South East businesses via the University of Brighton’s GGP hub, the South West via the University of Portsmouth, and the North via Liverpool John Moores University.
Find out more about Clean Growth UK.
Fully funded six-week intern
STEP-UP is a fully funded graduate internship and staff training programme, that provides businesses with access to talented graduates from the universities of Brighton and Sussex, for six weeks along with access to a range of training and support.
STEP-UP is available to SMEs based in the Coast to Capital area; encompassing Greater Brighton, West Sussex and East Surrey.
Find out more about STEP-UP.