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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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'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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  • Creative Fuse: A Road Trip

    At the height of England’s World Cup success Alistair Brown ,one of our Research Assoicates from Durham Univeirsty, joined colleagues from all five North East univiersties at the Creative, Knowledge, Cities Confernece in Bristol.

    Read about how about how they all got on down South and how the North East might not be ready for a penatly shoot out just yet…

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