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Creative Fuse North East

Creative Fuse North East brings together – for the first time – expertise from the region’s five universities to support the vibrant, dynamic, and fast-growing Creative, Digital and IT sector.

Specialists from the universities will work with industry, cultural organisations, charities and the public sector, to identify how CDIT firms complement and add value to each other; sharing best practice and encouraging innovative ways of working.

This will ensure that the CDIT sector becomes more resilient and grows faster – creating more and better jobs for the region. The CDIT sector is recognised as having a transformative impact on the region’s broader economy and employment base.

Digital, ICT and creative industries together should be the horizontal platform for growth and competitiveness for the UK in the 21st Century

Dr Mike Short Vice President, Research & Development, O2

We will deliver the project over thirty months and in three distinct phases:

  • Phase 1: Research
  • Phase 2: Innovation Pilots
  • Phase 3: Evaluation

We aim to engage as many businesses and freelance professionals from the North East’s CDIT sector as possible. Whether you are one of our many talented creative or tech freelancers; work in a fast-paced digital SME; work at a major IT corporation; or are based anywhere in-between, we want to hear from you.