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Get Ready To Innovate!


Running from February - June 2022



12 hours free-of-charge expertise in design-led innovation provided by Northumbria School of Design.

Helping you harness the power of creative thinking to explore challenges from different perspectives, and reveal exciting new opportunities for you and the business you work in. The programme is designed to be creatively stimulating, confidence inspiring and highly adaptable to a very broad range of businesses.

Through 4 creative and energising online sessions, each lasting 3 hours, we will work with you to:

  1.  Build a comprehensive picture of your business, your values and passions, vision and ideas for development.
  2. Explore and clarify a range of opportunities that complement your own expertise and develop a vision for your ideas.
  3. Understand your innovation readiness – what success will look and feel like, and collaboratively creating an outline of how to get there.
  4. Reflect on the journey through the sessions, evaluate the outcomes of the programme, and generate useful feedback.

Am I eligible?

You could be eligible to take part if you have a small to medium sized business, are a registered sole trader, registered freelancer, creative practitioner, Social Enterprise or Community Interest Company within the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area: Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, and Sunderland.

How do I register?

For further information and to register please email the Creative Fuse team at Northumbria University: