Funding from the European Regional Development Fund means this new BRITE programme will be completely free for SMEs who are members of the Plus X Brighton Innovation Hub. Membership includes a 'hot desk' option providing access to all support programmes, as well as prototyping workshops, podcasting studios, drop-in clinics with experts, and networking events.
Noel Sesto, Director of Control Freq Ltd, has taken part in similar BRITE projects, and said: "The university's INSPIRE programme has helped enormously in our transition, pivoting from a web-based company, to a solutions focused company. We were able to apply the methodology learned in our workshops, and with the support of our INSPIRE Coach, create an open innovation Action Plan. It has made the previously intangible possible - a focused growth plan to help realise our ambitions.”
To find out more about BRITE, contact Judith Badger, Head of Programme at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on how to register at briteinnovation.co.uk.
Brighton Research Innovation Technology Exchange (BRITE) is a £10 million, three-year collaborative project, led by Plus X Brighton with the University of Brighton as delivery partner. It has received up to £5.5 million funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (in London, the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit gov.uk.