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In this section you will find regular blog posts written and published by members of the project team. The Creative Fuse North East team includes over 80 academic experts and industry specialists and they use blogging to share thinking, concepts and emerging innovation concepts being developed by the project.

CAKE Mix: The Art of Collaboration

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On Tuesday 23rd July, in amongst Newcastle University’s graduation celebrations, we gathered in the impressive Armstrong Building for the 32nd iteration of Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE). This month’s theme was ‘The Art of Collaboration’, a broad topic which invited fascinating and varied interpretations from our three main speakers.

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CAKE Mix: Space, Place & Location Data

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Thursday 25th April saw our 30th Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange event – ‘Space, Place and Location Data’, housed in the Enterprise Suite at Sunderland’s Hope Street Xchange.

Kicking off proceedings ahead of our main speakers was Richard Duncan from Startup SAFARI. Richard spoke about the upcoming Startup SAFARI event happening 21st-23rd May.

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CAKE Mix: Ageing Well

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‘Ageing Well’ was the topic for our 29th Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) event – an opportunity for our speakers to share innovative approaches and compelling projects within the ageing agenda. A broad audience, from young students to retirees, explored this very current topic that encompasses academic research, business support,

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CAKE Mix: Creative Education, Educating Creatively

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A view of Durham’s skyline on a bright winters day provided magnificent backdrop for our 28th Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) event, which took place at the Calman Learning Centre, Durham University. This month we explored the theme ‘Creative Education, Educating Creatively’ which provided a chance for our speakers to share their uplifting experiences and innovative approaches to education.

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CAKE Mix: Christmas CAKE 2018

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The Innovation Pilots, placement schemes, ERDF workshops, our conference in July, and many other activities have kept us busy over the last 12 months. With this in mind, we wanted to take a moment of reflection, to look back on all that has been “fused” and look ahead to future sustainability and what New Year might hold.

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CAKE Mix 26: Innovation in Content & Media

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Our 26th Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) event took place in the brand-new building of PROTO – Europe’s first dedicated centre for emerging technology. Our speakers shared their experiences and explored the theme of “Innovation in Content and Media”. PROTO hosts an R&D space established by Digital Catapult Centre North East Tees Valley (NETV) which offers companies support and access to innovative software across Augmented Reality (AR),

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CAKE Mix 25: Exploring Diversity Connecting Creativity

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Our Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) events returned after a short summer break. The 25th CAKE was held in partnership with Assist – a professional women’s network based in Tees Valley. Covering the theme “Exploring Diversity Connecting Creativity” a diverse range of speakers shared ideas on how to achieve diversity and inclusion on the workplace in everyday practice.

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Celebrating the Fusion: Creative Fuse North East Cultural Sector Showcase

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The Cultural Sector Showcase was an exciting ‘carousel’ of lively presentations that demonstrated how innovation and business support have been thriving through Creative Fuse and its collaboration across the five North East universities. The event on 27th September – hosted by the Fuse Cultural Sector Engagement Programme delivery partner,

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Creative Fuse: A Road Trip

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At the height of England’s World Cup success Alistair Brown ,one of our Research Associates from Durham University, joined colleagues from all five North East universities at the Creative, Knowledge, Cities Conference in Bristol.

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

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