About Us

WELCOME TO SUSSEX INNOVATION

WE’RE A BUSINESS
INCUBATION AND INNOVATION NETWORK

We support entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups across the South East from our headquarters at the University of Sussex, and our hubs in Brighton and Croydon. Our members are ambitious companies who are innovators in their field – solving important problems in new ways. We give founders business advice, strategic insight and inspiration to build impactful businesses.

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Our Team

WHO ARE WE?

Our team of specialist advisors have all been on their own entrepreneurial journeys and understand what it takes to nurture an idea into a successful business. Our mentoring, coaching and support isn’t just about growth for growth’s sake – we care about the impact your innovation could have on the world, and we care about the person behind the idea, too.

Meet our team below and find out more about the fresh perspectives we can bring to your business.

University Enterprise

WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH EXPERTISE

Since 1996 we’ve been headquartered on campus at the University of Sussex. From the very beginning, we’ve been committed to harnessing the talent of skilled Sussex graduates and building bridges between enterprise and academia.

In 2008, we became wholly owned by the University, and have had a prominent role in commercialising the products of its groundbreaking research. Our relationship with the University means that our members get a direct line to world-leading expertise in specialist fields, as well as tapping into bright young minds who can help with company growth and innovation.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Our business advice and support is bespoke to every company’s needs. Many of our strategic support products are based around:

  • Raising ambition
  • Developing business models
  • Building management teams
  • Customer and market insight
  • Investor relations and building networks

The practical work we carry out on behalf of our members includes:

  • Admin, legal and tax processes
  • Accounting and payroll processes
  • Desk-based research
  • Sales, CRM and lead generation
  • PR and communications
  • HR and operational support