25.09.2014 0 Comments

The Green Growth Platform is about to invest £3 million in the Sussex green sector

The Green Growth Platform is about to invest £3 million in the Sussex green sector

The University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform will receive £3 million over five years to help deliver a thriving, innovative and expansive green sector in Sussex.

Through a unique package of business support, events, innovation and training delivered by a team of industry experts, business advisors and leading academics, the Green Growth Platform provides environmentally focused businesses with the opportunity to unlock their growth potential.

The Platform seeks to connect businesses with the expertise that can help them grow, ranging from specialist one-to-one coaching to skills and training as well as research and development.

One real-life success story of the Green Growth Platform is inventor Nigel Bamford, who wanted to develop his idea of an after-market tap-fitting, water-saving device from prototype to finished product. Nigel met with the Green Growth Platform team at this year’s Eco Technology Show in Brighton, and they supported him in a successful funding application to the Technology Strategy Board and brokered a collaboration with Brighton University’s Product Design department. The product – Waterblade – is now patent pending and Nigel is in discussions with national retailers. “Many thanks for being instrumental in making this happen!” said Nigel.

Businesses can join the Green Growth Platform if they are:

  • An environmental sector company or social enterprise operating in Sussex
  • A company or social enterprise operating in Sussex in any sector, wishing to reduce their environmental impact.

More information, including about free membership, can be found on the Green Growth Platform website. Alternatively, call the team on 01273 641949 or email greengrowthplatform@brighton.ac.uk. You can also follow the team on Twitter @uobgreengrowth.

Working together, we can help place Sussex at the forefront of the green economy and make a genuine contribution to the low-carbon future of the UK.