The RISE team have developed a suite of programmes that can be opted into when best suits you and your business needs. Programmes begin with introductory sessions on innovation, to sector or business specific masterclasses and workshops, and on to fully-funded R&D projects with input from subject specialists from the Universities of Brighton or Sussex.
The RISE programmes provides members with a minimum of 12 hours support, through 1-2-1’s, workshops or Access to Expertise projects - after which you will receive a RISE Innovation Certificate detailing your activity on the project. To learn more, visit our programme pages below.
Innovation programmes and activities
RISE offers your business a number of flexible ways to grow your innovation capability:
Some workshops are ‘open’ to both non-members and RISE members, but most are only available to members. Workshops are free, short, snappy and practical and offer the latest expert thinking and research in specific business areas.
Collaborate with members
RISE Member Portal
Members of RISE will be able to access the member portal of the website which focuses on four key areas:
1. Connect – our membership directory, messaging service and ’matching’ members with similar innovation challenges and opportunities can provide an easy way for you to network with others and work together to overcome innovation challenges
2. Develop – in this area we will host a huge variety of documents, articles, videos and other resources that will provide you with knowledge and research, practical tools and recordings of our RISE webinars. All of these will be tagged with our various innovation challenges so that you can easily identify information that will best help you.
3. Opportunities – this is where we will post calls to the RISE Access to Expertise programme, and provide information about other external sources of support and funding
Access to Expertise – up to £12,000 funding for R&D Projects
The unique opportunity that RISE presents to members is the ability to have a ‘one-stop-shop’ to working with both University of Brighton and University of Sussex. The RISE partnership between the Universities means that you have a much wider range of academic expertise to collaborate with on your innovation idea. Our Innovation Advisors, working with expert teams in both Universities will help turn your idea into an innovation project, attach an expert academic to it who will work with you on a bespoke piece of research to help further your innovation. The RISE project, with funding support from West Sussex County Council will cover the academic cost for them to work on your project.
Access to Expertise will also be available through our thematic and sector focused Innovation Calls
RISE – Introduction to Horizons – RISE (rise-innovation.uk)