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CAKE Events

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 from their sector. 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.

CAKE 14: Christmas CAKE

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Creative Fuse North East’s 14th CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) event will take a look forward to 2018, as we ask ‘what are your New Year’s Resolutions?’

We will be welcoming businesses, freelancers, artists and academics from across the Creative, Digital and IT sectors to join us for a drink and a chance to share the exciting new projects they’ll be working on in the new year,

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CAKE 13: Future Fashion

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Our November CAKE event will examine the ways in which fashion is adapting to the digital age, and ethical and environmentally conscious approaches to design.

We will discuss the connection between wearable tech and health and wellbeing, exploring how wearables can enhance their wearer’s quality of life. We will also consider the region’s fashion heritage and the ways in which this is being preserved and shared with wider audiences.

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CAKE 12 – CAKE: The Final Frontier

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Our October CAKE event will examine creative and digital approaches to space, showcasing the work of scientists, technicians and academics in the region.

We will discuss the ethical and environmental underpinnings of space governance and showcase the groundbreaking work taking place at NETPark Durham’s Satellites applications centre, as well as looking at the Kielder Observatory’s work around engaging the public with the cosmos.

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CAKE 10: Digital Heritage

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How can digital innovation change our engagement with heritage? How will AR/VR technologies shape the way we experience culture? How is the North East leading the way in digital heritage?

July’s CAKE event will showcase what the region has to offer and set out how heritage sites are leading the way through innovation,

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CAKE 9: Smart Data Innovation

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How can companies gain value from data and the benefits that large data sets can bring? What role does data have to play in local governance and public services? And how can artists incorporate data sets into their creative practice?

Creative Fuse North East’s 9th CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) event presented the opportunity to discuss,

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CAKE 7: Future Cities

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What is a City of the Future? How will the Creative, Digital and IT Sector shape this future?

This month, CAKE features the Newcastle City Futures project. This aims to discover the medium to long-term trends likely to impact upon urban development, and to help with collaboration between city leaders and communities.

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CAKE 6: Digital Policing

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What threats and opportunities does an interconnected world bring? Can (or should) the digital world be policed? How can CDIT businesses produce solutions to these issues?

Our world is interconnected as never before. Individuals, enterprises and governments depend on a highly complex series of networked devices, wireless services and cloud computing.

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CAKE 5: Fused Creativity in the City

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How can a creative profile shape a city’s future? What is fused creativity? What does it mean to make a location more creative?

Creativity knows no boundaries, but at a time when Sunderland is developing its pitch for the 2021 City of Culture, CAKE zooms in on urban settings in our November event. 

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