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234 England | Full Member UKSPA Directory 2017 Sussex Innovation offers space, strategic advice, and practical support for start-ups and scale-ups Sussex Innovation Logo for print on normal (uncoated) C:50 M:0 Y:20 K:0 Logo for print on glossy paper (coated) C:63 M:0 Y:35 K:0 Logo for website / online C:55 M:0 Y:30 K:0 Sussex Innovation is a business incubation network for entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale- ups, and corporate innovators. Its members are ambitious technology and knowledge- based enterprises that solve problems in new ways. Since its foundation in 1996, 85% of ideas supported by Sussex Innovation have developed into profitable, sustainable businesses. Sussex Innovation helps businesses to realise their ambitions for rapid growth by supporting them through the growing pains that all businesses experience. On-site support provides members with strategic insight about how to grow and the practical resources to manage that growth sustainably, helping businesses maintain the momentum they had as a start-up. Sussex Innovation is run on a commercial basis, with all profits reinvested into encouraging entrepreneurship. Support is designed to help businesses grow quickly and sustainably, with flexible resources and practical advice that’s tailored to match the needs of all sizes of business. The organisation currently hosts and supports more than 200 high growth potential companies, spanning a range of sectors from the forefront of engineering and biomedical research, to new media, design, and IT application development. Unlike other incubators or serviced office space, long-term relationships are encouraged, and counsel grows to match the growth and success of members. While many incubators will help to turn start- ups into sustainable businesses, Sussex Innovation aims to help the best of those businesses to achieve high growth. Ne t works Over 20 years, a trusted network of advisors, investors, academic and corporate partners has been established across the South East. Sussex Innovation facilitates new relationships with these networks for the benefit of its members. The organisation’s position as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Sussex, a world leading research institution, offers unparalleled access to a wide-ranging academic community. Suss