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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 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 presents 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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CAKE 1: CDIT and Health

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How can the Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT) sector make meaningful contributions to health? Where can technologies and creative practice converge on this theme?

In the first Creative Fuse Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) event, people from the CDIT and Health sectors came together for presentations, discussion and Victoria sponge.

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