Survive & Thrive: Growing your business with the University of Sussex

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How to survive and thrive during a pandemic.

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Sussex Innovation will be bringing you fortnightly webinars on a variety of subjects that are designed to help support you and your business during this difficult time. These events are being run in collaboration with Gatwick Diamond Business.

The University of Sussex is a leading research university with 75% of its research being classified as world leading or internationally excellent (2014 REF). How can businesses tap into this hub of knowledge, research and innovation and what are the benefits of doing so? This session will explore how working with universities can support the growth of your business and will include insights from experts including:

Kate Thorpe, Deputy Head of Business Engagement, University of Sussex

Kate’s role involves building links with public, private and policy making sectors that support student employability, research and knowledge exchange.

Gary Kendall, Founder of CD02

Gary is based at Sussex Innovation in Falmer and recently won an Innovate UK bid working with the Sussex Programme for Quantum Research.

Ian Sillett, Innovations Partnership Manager, DISCUS

DISCUS (Data Intensive Science Centre at the University of Sussex) is a research unit built to address real social and economic challenges by applying data interpretation techniques developed by a cross-disciplinary team over a number of years.


12.50pm - Grab some lunch and settle down!

1.00pm - Welcome and introductions.

1.05pm - Kate Thorpe

1.20pm - Gary Kendall

1.35pm - DISCUS

1.50pm - Audience Q&A.

2.00pm - Goodbyes.

This project has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the managing authority for the ERDF.
Established by the European Union, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation and businesses, create jobs and regenerate local communities. Read further information here.
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