October: new programmes, new team

With 2024 fast approaching, October has brought the launch of several new programmes at Sussex Innovation. We've kicked off two exciting new projects in partnership with the University of Sussex - find out more about how you can get involved with our incubator and angel investment programmes in the 'Coming Up' section below.


We're also starting a new series of knowledge transfer projects supported by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in South London, with a focus on helping purpose-led small businesses with productivity and growth. And finally, there have been a few role changes within our leadership team this month as we continue to shape our offering. Don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to know more!


Thinking Innovation

This month's innovation insights and trends: responsibilities and risks around generative AI in marketing, and the world's shiniest, most expensive bauble opens its doors in Las Vegas.


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Focus on AI: the ethics of ChatGPT

Our research team have been working with Dr Tanya Kant, a senior lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, to understand some of the impacts of generative AI on the marketing, advertising and communications industries. Maria shares an overview of some of the regulatory frameworks designed to govern AI, and what they might mean for employers' responsibilities.


Las Vegas Sphere: the future of marketing?

Las Vegas' latest high-tech entertainment venue and tourist attraction, the Sphere has been gaining unprecedented social media coverage since its launch event with U2 a few weeks ago. But is it a flash in the pan, or an insight into the future of viral marketing? Aly investigates.


What's Happening?

The latest news stories from the Sussex Innovation community include National Numeracy's latest campaign for financial education, promising study results for Destiny Pharma, and a look at the interplay between AI and cyber security.


Lord Mayor leads call for statutory financial education

National Numeracy are part of the Lord Mayor of London's steering group calling for new measures to tackle financial illiteracy in the UK.


Destiny shares up 18% after company unveils impressive data

Shares in Destiny Pharma surged on publication of a new study that showed its nasal preventative treatment to be effective against a wide range of Staphylococcus bacteria, including antibiotic resistant strains.


AI, threat detection and the future of networking

SEH Technology's Alan Hayward looks forward to how AI may prove both a blessing and a curse to cyber security as technology evolves.


Coming Up...

The most important dates for your diary next month. Our upgraded calendar is at your fingertips; thoughtfully curated to showcase a handpicked selection of top-notch events, brought to you by our valued partners across the South East!


Meet the Members Brunch 8th November

join our Croydon community for pastries, hot beverages and an easy-going informal networking event introducing a few of our founders.


Bank of England Monetary Policy Report Briefing 14th November

Sussex Innovation hosts the Bank of England in Falmer for an off-the-record breakfast briefing, followed by panel discussion with representatives from Shoreham Port, the UK Business Angels Association and University of Sussex Business School, focused on the challenge of financing growth in 2023.


Incubator Welcome Breakfast 15th November

meet the next generation of local entrepreneurs at a welcome breakfast for the Sussex Innovation Incubator Programme. Join us if you're interested in collaborating with or mentoring the entrepreneurial talent coming out of the University of Sussex.


University of Sussex Business Angels Pitch Event 30th November

a chance to invest in the Sussex community at the first pitch event for our new angel investment programme in partnership with the University of Sussex. Hear from five hand-picked businesses seeking finance to help them grow.




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