The FuseBox

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The FuseBox is Wired Sussex’s innovation centre. 

It is a hub for digital innovators, tech visionaries and creative technologists, and provides access to spaces, facilities, opportunities and expertise.

It’s is a place where knowledge and practices from the arts and design mesh with new technologies, and where innovators can be supported and can support each other.
At the FuseBox we support learning through doing, demonstrating and testing; and we believe in better innovation through collaboration. We’ve been described as a ‘social super-collider’, which pretty much sums up our approach.

The FuseBox first opened its doors in 2013 and took inspiration (and our name!) from the Brighton Fuse research projects. This research demonstrated the many ways in which the fusion of creative practice and technology was central to innovation and growth in our regional digital sector.
Since then, we’ve delivered a range of innovation support activity, assisting digital businesses of all sizes to develop and launch new products, services and experiences. 

The FuseBox currently houses the Brighton Immersive Lab and 5G Brighton. The establishment of the 5G Brighton testbed was a major milestone and achievement, leading to ground-breaking work with the music industry, and culminating in the 5G Festival at Brighton Dome.
We support a brilliant and diverse cohort of residents, including generative artists, creative technologists, fashion designers, filmmakers and developers working in VR and AR.

The FuseBox is open to individuals, start-ups, small teams and those developing new digital products or services at existing businesses. 

We welcome those with any creative or tech idea, but some of the areas that others at the FuseBox are currently working on include:

  • Immersive including Virtual and Augmented Reality

  • Virtual Production and Createch

  • 5G, edge computing and the Internet of Things

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Big Data and Data Visualisation tools