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CAKE 47: Pioneering Partnerships


Wednesday 23 February 2022
11:30am - 1pm


Online, via zoom

About this event

You are welcome to join us for an open and honest conversation about creative collaboration between business and academia. Guest speakers will share their experiences of university collaboration. We’ll hear from various types of business from freelancers, to larger organisations across different sectors. Find out what collaboration might bring to your organisation and how to explore opportunities with potential academic partners.



Andrew Brabbs


Dr Yvonne Gale FCA MBA DBA

NEL Fund Managers

Davie Parks

The Skill Mill


Whatever your professional background, this event is designed to support potential by inspiring new conversations and allowing introductions to take place that will enable collaboration. The event will take place on Zoom, the video conferencing platform. You don’t need to have an account but we recommend that you sign up for a free account and use the desktop app.

About CAKE

CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) is Creative Fuse North East’s monthly networking event, bringing together businesses, freelancers, academics, charities and creative practitioners from across the Creative, Digital and IT sectors and wider economy. 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 innovative ideas by looking at each event’s theme from a variety of different perspectives – in keeping with the event name, attendees enjoy a slice of delicious cake while they network.*