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Exploring Possibility, Connecting Creativity

Delivered through a truly unique partnership between the North East’s five universities – Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside. Academics will work alongside industry, cultural organisations, charities and the public sector, to explore how creative, digital and IT firms can have a sustainable future in the region adding value to the region’s broader employment base.

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Creative Fuse North East is a collaborative project delivered by all five North East universities. By ‘exploring possibility and connecting creativity’ the project supports the region’s creative, cultural and digital economy to grow and develop and encourages creative-led innovation benefitting the wider regional economy.

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Creative Fuse Conference 2022

Our 2022 Creative Fuse Conference will take place over two days this September, and will bring together businesses, creative practitioners, and expertise from the region’s five universities to support the vibrant, dynamic, and fast-growing Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT) sector.

14th September – Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough
15th September – City Campus East, Northumbria University

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‘CAKE has opened doors that wouldn’t have otherwise been available, making links with people I wouldn’t have otherwise met; this has led to lots of exciting and innovative collaborations that could improve the health and wellbeing of our patients and their families.’

Julie Anderson, Research and Innovation Manager, Great North Children’s Hospital

‘…the participation of the universities has been a key driving force in the project’s progression. Their role has helped to shape the project on a conceptual level.’

Full Blown Studios

‘The event allowed the companies planning to post the tender to discuss their aims with the creative and digital sector in more detail, which in turn allowed them to be more focused when writing their tender documents – and for those attending to understanding the requirements in more depth. This event was both a positive experience and beneficial for Calm Digital in understanding the creative sector’s varied needs.’

Carl Thom, Business Development, Calm Digital

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