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From our monthly networking events to our project conference, find out more about the events we offer below.

Support Summary

A range of events is delivered on a one-off or monthly basis.

We’ll be hosting our Creative Fuse conference in 2022, but we are particularly known for our Creative Fuse CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) monthly events bringing together a wide range of speakers and topics across creativity and innovation.

Benefits to those supported

Each themed CAKE event has expert speakers delivering short presentations that explore opportunities and innovation challenges. The events generate debate, explorative discussion and stimulate new ideas and collaborations by looking at each event’s theme from a variety of different perspectives.


Each CAKE event is 90 minutes.



Being delivered by

All five universities.

Our CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) Events aim to bring people together from across the creative industries and universities, get people talking, and kickstart new connections and unlikely collaborations.

Please note, this video was taken before the pandemic. Our CAKE events are currently online.

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

Find out more

“Not only was the event interesting and enjoyable but, for my company, it was an opportunity to make new connections. It has created new opportunities for Living Archive Limited, at a time in the company’s development where such opportunities are crucial for survival… The CAKE event was a chance to step back for a moment and focus on the bigger picture, and this has been very valuable to me.”

Dr. Nick Williams, Founder, Living Archive Limited

View upcoming and past events.