Strategy and Business Modelling

Sussex Innovation's senior team are highly experienced at thinking creatively about business models, being open minded and spotting opportunities to improve your concept. Maybe you need help bringing strategic insight and focus to your ideas, introductions to industry contacts and expertise, or support with securing investment and grants to take things forward. Whatever route helps you to maximise your business opportunity, we understand the true challenges and pressures of making a disruptive idea successful.

Our Strategy Team

Executive Director - Nigel Lambe
Nigel Lambe has experienced the many different sides of the business world - as a multinational CEO, start-up entrepreneur and non-executive director. He specialises in offering the strategic direction to raise funding, increase profits and ultimately grow your business. Nigel can support you with:
  • Strategic Mentoring and Reflection
  • Introductions to investors, academia, funding bodies and technical experts

Talk to Nigel

Innovation Support Manager - Peter Lane
Peter Lane helps innovators to identify the true value of their ideas, and works closely with the University to find marketable commercial opportunities for technical or academic innovation. Peter is great at conceptualising new business concepts and where they fit, and can support you with:
  • Business Modelling workshops
  • Research Commercialisation
  • Licensing and Partnerships

Talk to Peter

BRAIN Project Manager - David Porter
David Porter applies our funding to broker introductions between start-ups and larger organisations. David is an expert at building new strategic partnerships to help develop your innovation or act as a trial customer. He can support you with:
  • Making your Proposition Fundable
  • Networking and Partnerships
  • Accessing New Markets and Customers

Talk to David

Our Testimonials

"It's like having a team of non-exec directors on your board - to me that's what it was. When you come to Sussex Innovation, they do everything that those non-exec directors are supposed to do."

Mark Bailey - founder, Sciensus

"I'm not a Sussex native, but the Centre has been extremely helpful embedding me in the entrepreneurial network down here... a direct reference led to one of the investors that we now have in the business."

Graeme Cox - co-founder, Emteq