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In this section you will find regular blog posts written and published by members of the project team. The Creative Fuse North East team includes over 80 academic experts and industry specialists and they use blogging to share thinking, concepts and emerging innovation concepts being developed by the project.

CAKE Mix: Future Fashion

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What springs to mind if you combine fashion and technology? How about Fashion and academia? or even fashion and the North East? CAKE 13: Future Fashion was Creative Fuse’s November Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange event. The presentations, demonstration and discussion that took place powerfully challenged any preconceptions of clunky smartwatches,

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CAKE Mix: CAKE – The Final Frontier

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Space is big, complex, and exciting, much like the North East CDIT sector. For our October Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange event, we decided to size up the Final Frontier and find out how the region’s researchers, businesses, artists and visitor attractions are exploring the potential of space. The presentations were out of this world.

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CAKE Mix: Building Social Change – The Art of Housing

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Our Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) Events came back with banana bread after the August summer break. This time, we were discussing the Art of Housing at mima in Middlesbrough with an amazing line up of speakers from industry, the arts, and the local community. We were keen to explore how housing projects can affect communities and produce social change,

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What is an Innovation Pilot?

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Creative Fuse North East’s Innovation Fund offers grants for businesses and researchers to team up around a specific challenge or barrier to growth and propose their Innovation Project. But what exactly is it that makes a project ‘innovative’, and what types of challenges could this funding help to address? 

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CAKE Mix: Digital Heritage

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This month, Creative Fuse North East’s Digital Heritage themed CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) event was hosted by Durham University, featuring Michelle Gorman (Visit County Durham), Richard Higgins (Priory Library) and Rachel Derbyshire (ChroniclesVR). Here’s what you were saying on #FuseCAKE

Our day began with all the ingredients for a successful event –

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Sunderland: A city of artists, business and innovation

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Sunderland 10×10 artist-in-residence project beautifully illustrates the potential of bold and creative collaboration between culture and commerce. Having studied and worked in the city for the past four years, it came as no surprise to me, that it would be Sunderland that would step up and deliver the first strand of the ambitious 100 Artists into 100 Businesses programme – part of the North East Culture Partnership’s regional 15 year Case for Culture.

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