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CAKE Events

Each themed CAKE event has expert speakers delivering short presentations that explore opportunities and innovation challenges from their sector. The events generate debate, explorative discussion and stimulate new innovative ideas by looking at each event’s theme from a variety of different perspectives – in keeping with the event name, attendees enjoy a slice of delicious cake while they network.

CAKE 11 – Building Social Change: The Art of Housing

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Our September CAKE event considers innovative approaches to social housing, examining the connection between art and social change.

Our speakers will discuss the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art’s status as a ‘Useful Museum’ which uses art and creativity to effect real change in society; the ways in which real estate companies can work with their residents to create sustainable housing with crowdsourced design;

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CAKE 10: Digital Heritage

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How can digital innovation change our engagement with heritage? How will AR/VR technologies shape the way we experience culture? How is the North East leading the way in digital heritage?

July’s CAKE event will showcase what the region has to offer and set out how heritage sites are leading the way through innovation,

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CAKE 9: Smart Data Innovation

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How can companies gain value from data and the benefits that large data sets can bring? What role does data have to play in local governance and public services? And how can artists incorporate data sets into their creative practice?

Creative Fuse North East’s 9th CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) event presented the opportunity to discuss,

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CAKE 7: Future Cities

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What is a City of the Future? How will the Creative, Digital and IT Sector shape this future?

This month, CAKE features the Newcastle City Futures project. This aims to discover the medium to long-term trends likely to impact upon urban development, and to help with collaboration between city leaders and communities.

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CAKE 6: Digital Policing

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What threats and opportunities does an interconnected world bring? Can (or should) the digital world be policed? How can CDIT businesses produce solutions to these issues?

Our world is interconnected as never before. Individuals, enterprises and governments depend on a highly complex series of networked devices, wireless services and cloud computing.

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CAKE 5: Fused Creativity in the City

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How can a creative profile shape a city’s future? What is fused creativity? What does it mean to make a location more creative?

Creativity knows no boundaries, but at a time when Sunderland is developing its pitch for the 2021 City of Culture, CAKE zooms in on urban settings in our November event. 

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CAKE 4: Letting Creativity Loose

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How can creativity thrive in the engineering, manufacturing and technology sectors? And how can businesses use art to drive growth?

This month, CAKE headed over the water to the Northern Design Centre, Gateshead. Innovation and creativity were the order of the day, complete with cross-sector presentations and fruitful discussion.

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CAKE 2: Virtual Reality

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Virtual Reality has revolutionary implications for the gaming industry, but where else can we apply this technology?

In the second CAKE event, Virtual Reality took centre stage. Featuring presentations by innovative technology start-ups and VR demonstrations,  CAKE discussed applications in entertainment, retail, social care and beyond.

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