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  • Due to the numerous cyber-attacks and hacks being reported daily by the global media, organisations are growing increasingly concerned about their own businesses whilst they are being encouraged to adopt more digital technologies, including those within industry 4.0. It is essential that modern businesses have......

  • LCR Future Energy is a £3.7 million programme delivered by Inventya Solutions, Liverpool John Moores University and Gyron LLP. Support is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the public and the private sector. It has been developed with and for the sector. The......

  • Room One Thursday 22nd June saw the Insider bring their annual conference to the Liverpool waterfront as delegates from all over arrived at the Maritime Museum. Creative and Digital Technology This session looked into the transformation of the digital world into that of the physical......

  • Continuously discussed amongst manufacturers within the UK and across the globe, the skills gap is a growing concern for many as the type of skills needed for smart factories are tough to source yet in high demand. The manufacturing sector is increasingly adopting industry 4.0......

  • LCR 4.0 was recently invited to join a new government backed task force to help tackle the UK’s lag in productivity so that we can continue to compete against our European and global competitors. Simon Reid from the Liverpool City Region LEP attended the inaugural......

  • HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, recently paid a visit to the brand new Hartree Centre facility at Sci-Tech Daresbury to officially open the new building. His Royal Highness is patron of Sci-Tech Daresbury and devotes much of his time to promoting British science,......

  • Earlier this year, engineering, IT and gaming students at the City of Liverpool College embarked on a special project to help put them at the forefront of Industry 4.0 (4IR) technologies. The project, which is backed by Siemens and LCR 4.0 partner, the Liverpool City......

  • Sci-Tech Daresbury has been hailed as the science campus making the most significant contribution to innovation in the UK. The recognition came at the prestigious UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) member awards, held recently in York when Sci-Tech Daresbury picked up the award for “setting......

  • The Production Readiness Competition is providing a platform for UK SMEs and their supply chain to take existing low carbon vehicle technologies from demonstration through to production readiness in a compressed timescale, leading to significant economic benefits whilst reducing CO2 and other vehicle emissions. The......

  • For over forty years The Manufacturer MX Awards have honoured businesses, large and small with categories ranging from recognition in innovation and sustainability, through to apprenticeships, leadership and staff engagement. The Manufacturer MX Awards, working with the Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership will honour regional businesses large......

  • Thursday 18th May 2017 saw LJMU host the Women and the 4th Industrial Revolution event in Liverpool, where guests including Girl Geeks, Energy Fairies, Vauxhall Motors and Women in Engineering came together to discuss the barriers and opportunities for women in the industry. Prof Ahmed......

  • You may have heard a lot about the fourth industrial revolution but do you know about the nine advancements in modern technology that form the foundation of Industry 4.0?  LCR 4.0 brings together world-class practical support to transform Liverpool City Region businesses in the manufacturing......

  • Showcasing computing and gaming technology and the potential impact on industry An exciting event was carried out by the dedicated Computing and Gaming department at LJMU based in Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) with support from the LCR4.0 team at LJMU. The event was......

  • The feedback LCR 4.0 has received from SME’s is that they are concerned that their workforces do not have the necessary skills to adopt the new technologies of the future. There are even some fears that robots will take our jobs!  We are constantly hearing......

  • On the 4th and 5th April 2017, Manchester welcomed the Industry 4.0 Summit where manufacturing businesses from all over the globe gathered to hear the very latest on the 4th Industrial Revolution. There was a fantastic range of speakers via companies such as TechUK, Siemens,......

  • Only four months on from its official launch, nearly 40 businesses from across the Liverpool City Region are now engaged in the LCR 4.0 programme. Each of the SMEs involved in the programme is receiving bespoke support from the relevant LCR 4.0 partners to enable......

  • March marked the formal launch of the 4IR All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) at the House of Commons. Set up by government as a response to the fourth industrial revolution, the group aims to drive the business infrastructure required to ensure that the UK is......

  • Liverpool City Region’s manufacturers need more support to unleash the potential benefits associated with Industry 4.0 technologies according to a survey conducted by LCR 4.0 partner, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). LJMU’s findings show that of the SMEs questioned, 16.7 per cent said that they......

  • On the 14th of March 2017 Simon Reid of the Liverpool City Region LEP attended a roundtable at the House of Commons on behalf of the LCR 4.0 partners. The event, held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), was invitation......

  • Digital Catapult and Innovate UK have thrown down the gauntlet to UK SMEs to identify innovative solutions that will positively disrupt UK manufacturing and help combat some of the industry’s biggest challenges. The Industry 4.0 Hack & Pitch will enhance collaboration between manufacturing and innovative......

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