Wired Sussex is an independent Brighton-based membership organisation for companies and freelancers operating in the digital, media and technology sector in Sussex, UK. They deliver a wide range of services, initiatives and networks designed to assist their members both individually and collectively. As such The FuseBox is typical of the most recent wave of hubs emerging from the Creative Digital sector.
The space was founded in 2013 and was inspired by the Brighton Fuse, a 2-year research project (for which Wired Sussex was the industry lead) that analysed the growth of Brighton’s successful creative, digital and information technology (CDIT) cluster. The research proved invaluable in empirically demonstrating the many ways in which the fusion of creative practice and technology was central to regional innovation and growth. With the goal of creating a physical manifestation of the Brighton Fuse research, Wired Sussex developed, designed and established The FuseBox.