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Exploring Possibility Connecting Creativity


Creative Fuse North East – unlocking the true potential of the creative, digital and tech sectors to drive innovation & growth of the region’s economy.


Delivered through a truly unique partnership between the North East’s five universities – Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside. Academics will work alongside industry, cultural organisations, charities and the public sector, to explore how creative, digital and IT firms can have a sustainable future in the region adding value to the region’s broader employment base.

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Creative Fuse North East Launched by Rt Hon Ed Vaizey

The most comprehensive survey of its kind in the North East

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'This partnership of five universities has the potential to make a real and long lasting impact on these businesses, the wider region and provide a real boost to its economy.”

Working with the region's Smart Specialisation Sectors

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"...CAKE had amongst the greatest long term impact; some amazing collaborations emerged over Victoria sponge"

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  • Work with Creative Fuse North East

    Creative Fuse North East are currently advertising three tendering opportunities. We are looking for businesses or freelancers to join the Creative Fuse team, assisting with the promotion and delivery of our innovation activity.

    All procurement activity must go through the Procontract Due North Portal. Please follow the links below to apply or to find out more (including contact information).

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