Creative FUSE final report 2019

Paul Alexander Stewart, Sharon Paterson, Sam Murray

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


While the primary focus has been the CDIT sector, Creative Fuse explored the relationship between digital innovation and sustain growth in business between creative and digital SMEs into emerging areas across manufacturing, data and health. The report captures this range of activity from the innovation pilots, which cover multiple organisations developing new products and infrastructure; CDIT, Health & Wellbeing; Digital Heritage; Digital (R)evolution; Future Cities; Immersive Innovation; and Smart Data Innovation. The project’s reach can be seen through social media: over 1,700 Twitter followers, 330 Facebook followers and nearly 55,000 website views in a year. 1,751 people signed up to our mailing list to hear about upcoming CAKE events and other opportunities: 83% of these are based in the North East LEP region, with just over 6% in the Tees Valley region; the remaining 11% are from elsewhere in the UK or international. 12% of those registered are from a research background, 49% working for an SME and 23% freelancers or creative practitioners (see all data sources in Report). The project report captures the research work of Creative Fuse that has supported, a significant understanding in the needs and requirements of creative sector business across the north east including direct financial investment, across the region. businesses were creative industries The report explores the Linking of ERDF and ACE-funded business support activities with AHRC-funded research to develop new approaches to innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019


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