The North East’s Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT) sector is growing and sustaining the crucial development of technology-based networks in the region, the Creative Fuse survey has shown.
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BDaily Editor Jamie Hardesty talks to Jason Legget, Project Director at Creative Fuse North East, about university collaboration, plans to boost the region’s Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT) sectors and the value of ‘Superfused’ businesses to the North East economy.
Rt Hon Ed Vaizey, former minister for culture, communications and creative industries, was upbeat about a North East initiative which could create many new jobs for others.
The MP for Wantage, Oxfordshire, was in Newcastle for the launch of Creative Fuse North East as chairman of its advisory board.
The most comprehensive study of the region’s creative and tech economy was launched today – The Creative Fuse North East Survey targeting the North East’s Creative, Digital & IT sectors began in November 2016.
The plan is to target businesses across the region, including companies as far North as the Scottish borders and and as South as North Yorkshire.
Creative Fuse North East is a unique partnership between the region’s five universities. Specialist academics and staff will work with industry, cultural organisations, charities and the public sector, to explore how creative, digital and tech (CDIT) firms complement and add value to each other, sharing best practice and encouraging the adoption of new innovative working practices.