The university's INSPIRE programme has helped enormously in our transition, pivoting from a web-based company, to a solutions focused company.

Noel Sesto, Director, Control Freq


Running Nov 2021

A unique, five-month one-to-one coaching programme: learn about open innovation, develop a bespoke innovation readiness review and action plan, and forge the right partnerships for growth.

What to expect?
+ full-day introductory session
+ 5 hours of one-to-one coaching
+ 4-hour clinic presenting action plans
+ only 12-14 companies per cohort

Is this programme right for me?
Yes, if you’re looking for growth and new opportunities

I attended the BRITE masterclasses and found them excellent in helping shape and focus my business growth goals. By working though a mix of innovation, agile thinking and funding options I feel more confident in meeting the changing market.

Sal Jefferies Ltd


Running 2020-2022

A series of masterclasses focusing on innovation: learn from thought leaders in your field, ask experts your questions, hear about real-life success stories from other businesses.

What to expect?
+ 6-8 masterclasses a year
+ over 3 consecutive days
+ 4 hours per day (9.30 am – 1.30 pm)

Is this programme right for me?
Yes. If you’re looking for inspiration, information and insights

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The ability to have a group who I can bounce ideas and issues off is invaluable. 


September 2021

A series of peer-to-peer learning sessions: learn form one another’s experiences, hold each other accountable, develop strategies and solve challenges in a confidential and professionally moderated setting.

What to expect?
· 12 monthly sessions
· 3 hours per session
· ad hoc bespoke workshops
· only 12-14 companies per cohort

Is this programme right for me?
Yes. If you’re looking to share challenges and innovative ideas with and learn from other like-minded businesses.

Working with the university helped us to expand our original remit and shape a coherent project. Our collaboration has been characterised by academic rigour, a clear commitment to our commercial goals and good humour that has made the project tremendous fun!

Access to Expertise

Available until December 2022

Grant-funded academic expertise & support from the University of Brighton to solve a specific challenge within your business: lab-based analysis, testing, data evaluation, product/service design.

What to expect?
· rolling intake – as and when needed
· 6-month project timeline (max.)
· up to £7k (for academic’s hours only)

Is this programme right for me?
Yes. If you’re looking for funding and the additional expertise to collaborate on a pre-seed-stage project.


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