Open Innovation Programme at Sussex Innovation Centre

Posted on 22/01/2019

Newhaven and its surrounding enterprise area are currently experiencing unprecedented growth, investment and opportunity. An exciting time for its resident businesses who wish to grow.

Are you part of a successful Newhaven based business that is seeking to grow through adopting new technologies, systems or processes?

The Sussex Innovation Centre prides themselves on supporting small businesses throughout East Sussex with new, exciting and disruptive ideas, enabling them to grow and scale efficiently and effectively.

Start-ups are small and agile enough to enact rapid change in the face of challenging situations like Brexit, while larger corporates have the resources to run their own in-house innovation programmes.

For companies in between, growing flexibly with a clear eye on the future can be a challenge. In fact, a recent study* highlights that 54% of companies at this stage of growth struggle to marry innovation objectives.

Through EU grant funding, for a limited period, The Sussex Innovation Centre are able to offer:

  • Access to a wide portfolio of innovative products, services and university research
  • Grant support in developing intellectual property, prototypes and technical certification
  • Connection to Sussex Innovation Centre’s rich network of B2B and B2C contacts and networks

All of which will give your business the competitive edge for 2019 and beyond. To meet our team and find out more register at

* PwC report – Reinventing Innovation benchmark report 2017

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