At Sussex Innovation, we help you realise your ambitions for rapid growth by supporting you through the growing pains that all businesses experience. This includes areas such as new business strategy, infrastructure, recruitment and establishing new industry relationships. We'll give you the confidence, direction and skills you need to take your business to the next level.

How do you go from £100k a year to £100k a month?

Our intensive accelerated growth support offers hands-on involvement and close team integration to help your business take this leap to the next level. Strategies we can help with cover the full range of requirements you may have including operational, sales, HR and infrastructure. Our support team have broad and extensive experience across a range of different industries, and we'll call upon the specific skill sets that best apply to your situation.


Practical support for infrastructure

Day to day business requirements can often provide a headache for a rapidly growing company which has yet to establish direct responsibilities for these functions within the business.

At Sussex Innovation we can help you with all aspects of running a business including business services (for example bookkeeping) and recruiting (especially useful for key roles) as well as infrastructure needs such as telephony, internet and utilities.


Gaining funding, and structuring for investment

Accessing funding for growth requires more than a good idea. Business plans, structured accounts and a clear organisational structure are just a few of the absolutes needed to attract the interest of investors.

At Sussex Innovation we work with you to undertake all the necessary steps in order to maximise the chances of gaining funding. We will guide on different funding streams available including grants, development funds, crowdfunding and more traditional Venture Capitalists.


Providing an entrepreneurial environment

Choose to grow your business in an entrepreneurial environment that offers a professional image, credibility, a sense of belonging and a stimulating community of likeminded people. Office space is designed to be flexible and grow with your business, and our wide range of support services give you the freedom and skills you need to build something exceptional.


Once based at one of our incubation hubs, growth (and sometimes contraction) can be managed within the range of different office sizes. The facilities and internal processes are designed to encourage growth and to allow the management to focus on the business while Sussex Innovation handles the logistics.


How do you innovate from the inside, without disrupting what makes you successful?

It's difficult finding space to experiment within a large organisation. When your working practices are long established and built around consistency of delivery, there's little opportunity to try out new ideas and changes of direction. But in the corporate world, standing still can sometimes look like going backwards.

If you want to keep your business from falling behind the competition, Sussex Innovation can help. We'll challenge your model just as we would any start-up, present you with new ideas, technologies and products, introduce you to talented, thought-provoking people and offer you an environment to foster innovation.



A dynamic and flexible space for cross-fertilisation between companies

Mix with hundreds of innovative companies and thousands of entrepreneurial people.

Basing project groups independently at one of our incubation hubs breaks the constraints of the corporate environment and encourages more agile, entrepreneurial behavior to flourish. The results are faster development, increased value and increased innovation.

A key feature of Sussex Innovation is that all of our members are involved in developing new ideas. This creates a dynamic and vibrant community of entrepreneurs, technologists, creative designers and scientists. Some of the most exciting new projects result from the transfer of ideas across different sectors.


Access to the University of Sussex

A world-leading research institution, the University of Sussex is home to cutting edge theory and practice, and groundbreaking technologies. Our position as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University offers unparalleled access to a wide-ranging academic community, new breakthroughs in R&D, and a skilled and highly motivated pool of students and graduates.


Access to the latest product innovation

If you're looking for the next big thing, a new product or service that could add value to your organisation, then Sussex Innovation can help identify new products, services and technologies.


Our portfolio of companies and track record of working closely with entrepreneurs and corporate clients to deliver introductions and value means that we've become a powerful innovation facilitator with an active pipeline of new projects.


Access to a worldwide innovation network

Building knowledge, sharing experience, gaining international market and customer feedback are all important factors for success when extending sales worldwide.


Our networks will provide you with credible links to many sources including international partner organisations, corporate clients, government support agencies as well as other successful entrepreneurs, all with vast experience to share.


Breakout space to host focused sessions

The first step to changing your mindset is changing your physical surroundings. Break from routine and get your team thinking creatively by making use of a fully innovative, collaborative space. Our seminar and boardroom facilities offer the perfect environment for training days, seminars and workshops - and we can help you to partner with experts to challenge your thinking, facilitate project development or shape a new initiative.



Science Park Square,



+44 (0) 1273 704 400

No. 1 Croydon,

12-16 Addiscombe Road



+44 (0) 203 828 1300

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