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potential with RISE

Are you based in West Sussex?

Would innovation help your business grow?

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The RISE project can help your business innovate and grow

Business innovation is critical for enhancing your productivity and competitiveness. Through the RISE project, the Universities of Brighton and Sussex are offering free business innovation support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in West Sussex. We’ll help you progress your innovation approach, whether you’re just getting started or already have an idea that you’d like to develop. RISE can help you develop unique collaborations and give you access to cutting edge technologies and approaches.

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How will RISE help my business to innovate?

Our Innovation Advisors will work with you to identify and overcome challenges developing innovation ideas and build your capacity to innovate. By exploring new ideas, business models, products, services and processes, we will work with you to design an innovation action plan. The RISE project is unique in offering you completely free-of-charge access to academics who can support your research and development endeavours.

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How to get started

Join us – register and start your innovation journey today. You can start straight away by accessing our online training and connecting with the RISE community. Through the RISE member portal, you’ll receive access to expert-led workshops and training, innovation tools and insight, and be able to connect with other RISE members. When you are ready, our Innovation Advisors will help you begin your innovation audit.

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Success stories

"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."

- Owner, BCMY

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News and Updates


25 Mar

New programme to help West Sussex tourism and hospitality b...

A new RISE Horizons programme aims to boost local tourism and hospitality businesses hit by...

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25 Jan

University News

09 Nov

Recycling Medical Waste with Medisort & University of Brighton

The project aims to develop waste treatment and material recovery processes.

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University News

12 Oct

Local law firm wins UK award for University of Brighton par...

Family Law Partners has picked up a Business Impact award from Innovate UK for its...

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