The idea for Fusebox was officially launched just over two years ago at the start of 2013. So we think it’s a suitable time to celebrate their existence.
What is this Fusebox you ask?
Well, Bright Interactive is located in Brighton, one of the UK’s most prolific tech hubs. At the centre of this tech community is WiredSussex, a membership organisation for digital companies in Sussex with the aim of helping members create, innovate and grow. Fusebox is a physical embodiment of WiredSussex’s aims, a space where start-ups but also Brighton creative and tech businesses can learn and get support.
As Wired Sussex Director Phil Jones says, the idea is to;
‘...create an approach to learning in business which is based around real world projects, is driven through peer-to-peer networks and is practitioner led. One that, in rapidly changing economic, social and technological times, can adapt to and embrace the evolving needs of businesses and collaborators.’
We recently attended a Brighton Digital Festival event on how to win Government business at Fusebox. The event was well attended by 30 or so local tech companies and it was a perfect backdrop for learning. See above and below for some pics of the event and the space, although we should caveat it won’t look like this now as Fusebox is constantly evolving as projects and workshops evolve. To get more of a quick idea of all the wonderful goings-on we recommend you follow the Fusebox Tumblr.
So if you are a local business or even a visitor from further afield, how can you get involved or get more out of Fusebox?
Here are some tips from WiredSussex Head of Projects, Rebecca Watkin:
1. Use the meeting room
A spacious, versatile meeting room with seats for 15 round a table and 30 theatre style.
2. Collaborative work days
Share your thoughts, skills and experience with others on Fusebox collaborative works days which run Wednesday to Thursday. Then benefit from advice from others on your project or business in return.
3. Host an event
Host an event at Fusebox (like the event pictured above) or if for some reason it's not suitable the team can help find you somewhere more suitable.
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