The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton focuses specifically on projects that encourage innovation and value from real-time and location-based data – known as the Internet of Place. An additional £4m of inward investment has been created as a result of this new project.
Over the next three years, led by Coast to Capital LEP in collaboration with the core delivery partners – the University of Brighton and Wired Sussex, the centre is tasked with delivering on a range of innovative projects, designed to be accessible to startups and SMEs to use and learn from. The Centre works across the whole Coast to Capital region which includes West Sussex, Lewes and Brighton & Hove.
The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton has a programme of events to help create opportunities for SMEs, big business, public sector and academia to collaborate and unlock new value for the Coast to Capital area. Other project partners include American Express and Brighton & Hove City Council.
As part of this, the Centre creates links between universities and business that enable cutting edge, pre-commercial R&D findings in the Digital Catapult technology layers to be converted into commercial market opportunities, which can be prototyped and piloted by startups and SMEs.