Brighton Fuse and its £1bn impact

Brighton Fuse and its £1bn impact

This programme rand from 2013 to 2016.

Britain’s digital economy has received a welcome boost following news of £1bn growth as a result of NCUB’s Brighton Fuse project.

Brighton Fuse analysed the growth of Brighton’s successful creative, digital and information technology (CDIT) cluster, and has resulted in potentially industry-changing financial impact from learnings on innovation and economic development.

The project was developed by the Council for Industry and Higher Education (Now NCUB) working with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and involves Brighton’s two universities and Wired Sussex, which works with over 2,000 digital, media and technology companies in the region.

The consortium lookied to build on the success of the city’s large cluster of small digital and creative businesses and develop new ways for them to benefit from the research base and graduate talent pool at the University of Brighton and University of Sussex. It also helped develop more entrepreneurial opportunities for new graduates.

The relationship between competition, creative connection, and innovation in the CDIT sector is complex. The challenge for Brighton Fuse is to analyse and understand how innovation and growth can be encouraged, and how effective interventions can be rolled out to other emerging CDIT clusters. 

For more information, visit the Brighton Fuse website.

Brighton Fuse on

See the original two-year research report

See the second study on  the project, which focuses on freelancers in the sector.

The Brighton Fuse

Brighton Fuse delivers extraordinary results

Creative Economy Showcase held by AHRC

City Deal endorses recommendations of Brighton Fuse Report

To learn more about the benefits of being part of the NCUB network, browse our Membership pages or contact our Membership Team.

Expand for more