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Collaboration And Knowledge Exchange

Each C.A.K.E event is themed, with expert speakers delivering short presentations that explore opportunities and innovation challenges from their sector.

The audience at each event is made up of creative innovators from many of the Creative Digital & IT sectors as well as the education, arts, culture, heritage, public health, manufacturing, engineering and many more.

C.A.K.E events generate debate, explorative discussion and stimulate new innovative ideas by looking at each event’s theme from a variety of perspectives.

And in keeping with its name, those attending the meetings enjoy a slice of delicious cake while they network.

Richard Clay, Professor of Digital Humanities at Newcastle University, was part of the team who came up with the original idea for C.A.K.E events while working at the University of Birmingham’s Digital Humanities Hub. He said:

Of all the things that the Hub did, and continues to do, C.A.K.E had amongst the greatest long term impact; some amazing collaborations emerged over Victoria sponge.

C.A.K.E Events are an integral part of the Creative Fuse North East project and are seen as an important way of bringing a diverse range of North East skills, knowledge and expertise together on a regular basis, to network, share knowledge and form unique working relationships.

The monthly meetings are part of the 30 month Creative Fuse North East project, delivered by all five of the North East’s universities with the ambition to unlock the region’s potential in the creative economy and help drive innovation across the North East’s other industrial sectors.

C.A.K.E will be held every second Thursday in the month, in a variety of locations across the North East. To book a place for an upcoming C.A.K.E fill in the details below.