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.
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.
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.
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),
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.
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,
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…
We’re incredibly excited to share a first glimpse at some of the early outcomes from the Creative Fuse project.
We’ve been working with video production company, Superkrush, to produce a series of short films that capture the range of activity we’re involved in at Creative Fuse.
Alex Hill, Founder of social media company Cambie + Co, recently took part in a Creative Fuse business innovation workshop led by Northumbria University. Get Ready to Innovate was a design-led programme which paired Alex with a team of researchers and MA students, setting her a series of design-based tasks to help Alex explore business possibilities.
The Creative Fuse team recently put in a bid for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Creative Industries Clusters Programme. This programme presented the potential to extend our unique collaboration between creative businesses and the region’s five universities until 2023 with a new project, channelling over £9m of investment into the North East.
Halfway through the Innovation Pilot projects, we brought the teams together to ask where we are, what’s happening now, and what’s on the horizon.
When we launched the Innovation Pilot programme last autumn, I remember writing that we have absolutely no idea what we’ll be working on in the next few months.