This week in 1996 – Sussex Innovation Centre opens
This week in 1996, the Sussex Innovation Centre opened on campus.
Twelve years on it is a highly successful business incubator and is home to 70 independent companies.
Here is an extract from an article published in the Bulletin on 23 June 2006, when SInC celebrated its 10th birthday:
Celebrating a decade of innovation
The Sussex Innovation Centre opened its doors this week to celebrate a decade of innovation.
Opened in 1996, the centre is a 'business incubator', providing support for the creation and growth of technology- and knowledge-based companies. It provides facilities for more than 40 companies working within the IT, biotech, media and engineering sectors.
A series of presentations during the tenth anniversary showcase on Wednesday (21 June) featured some of the Innovation Centre's new companies, illustrating the processes involved in the development of new ideas, starting a business, raising funds, finding first customers and achieving growth…
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