Exciting Exercise In Growth: we catch up with Super North

This month, Dr Andy Levers, Technical Director at the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC), caught up with Super North to discuss how LCR 4.0 is bringing the latest digital innovation to the region.

A unique collaboration in the Liverpool City Region is helping businesses grow by using the most up to date digital advances

So you’ve just spent a fortune on the latest smartphone … and you only use it for social media, send texts and do selfies. The manufacturing industry equivalent is having the very latest in digital innovation at your disposal – but not having the expertise to use it to boost productivity and growth.

The convergence of digital, physical and biological assets is now so enormous it is being tagged the Fourth industrial Revolution (4IR) and industry cannot afford to waste the opportunity this astonishingly fast growing phenomenon can present.

For the Liverpool City Region a unique collaboration is helping guide businesses through this minefield and to grow and prosper – and it is looking to help even more. The ground-breaking LCR4.0 programme, backed in part by money from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is providing fully-funded digital innovation support for the region’s businesses.

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