Opportunities, news and events from the University of Brighton

Here are some of this month's highlights for our regional businesses and beyond - including some of the ways we can provide skills and innovation support.

If you would like to know more about how the University of Brighton could work with your business - contact the team at enterprise@brighton.ac.uk.


Shortlisted twice in knowledge transfer awards

The University's Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) team has been shortlisted for the Best KTP Support Team Award, while one of its KTP Associates has been shortlisted for the Future Leader Award for her contribution to a two-year KTP project working with Hastings-based company Judge Sampson Ltd.



Microplastic marine pollution research highlighted on BBC1's The One Show

Research into marine pollution finds evidence of tiny shards of fibreglass shed from ageing or discarded boats being taken up by marine organisms - including those we eat.



Brighton student nurses leading global push for more sustainable healthcare

The University joins global initiative called the Planetary Health Report Card (PHRC) to put sustainability and the impact of climate change at the heart of nurse training and practice.



Work with us

Build resilience and maximise opportunities

Access cutting-edge research and the latest industry insights, tailored around sector-specific themes, at no cost to your business with our RISE Horizon programme.

FREE for SMEs, CICs, and Micro businesses in the Sussex area.

Explore the programme


Make your product a reality

Get hands-on - design, create and test prototypes in advanced workshops at Plus X Brighton. One morning a week for 7 weeks in October/November. 

Fully funded programme - no membership or fee required.

Book your spot


Boost your business

Government-funded course to help you:

  1. Develop a bespoke business growth plan
  2. Get 1:1 mentoring

3. Network with local businesses 
Courses in Worthing, Hastings and Brighton.

Find out more


Upcoming events

RISE Bitesize: Introduction to Intellectual Property

5 October, 10.30-11-30am, Online (Zoom)


Brains at The Bevy talk: Naked and Unashamed?

5 October, 6-7.30pm at The Bevy Pub, Brighton


RISE Bitesize: Starting a new business? The essential tips for the new start-up

11 October, 9.30-11am, at Crawley Library, Crawley


CGUK: Finance for start ups

11 October, 10am-12pm, Online (Zoom)


RISE: Innovations in Tourism and Hospitality

13 October, 10am-2pm at Fishbourne Roman Palace, near Chichester


CGUK: LoCase Grant Clinic

13 October, 10.30-11.30am, Online (Zoom)


RISE Bitesize: Social Enterprises and franchising business models

18 October, 2-2.45pm, Online (Zoom)


Are we facing another mass extinction event?

2 November, 6-7.30pm at The Bevy Pub, Brighton


Sales development for start ups

8 November, 10am-12pm, Online (Zoom)


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