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  • 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......

  • 21st March 2017, 2pm-4pm (1pm lunch) Adaptive Learning Zone, LJMU, Byrom St, Liverpool L3 3AF ‘Skills’…we are constantly hearing there are a lack of skilled employees, not only in Liverpool City Region, but across the UK. What can modern businesses do about it? How can......

  • LCR 4.0 is a regional ERDF funded project which aims to support local manufacturing SMEs to develop new products and processes through the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies. The partners involved, Virtual Engineering Centre (University of Liverpool), Liverpool John Moores University, Sensor City, Hartree Centre......

  • Leading industry event, The Manufacturer Live, is coming to Liverpool. Made up of a series of interlocking events which will form Digital Manufacturing Week, SMEs will have the opportunity to meet over 4,000 of the UK’s high-growth manufacturers, key manufacturing OEM’s, industrial accelerators, hardware-startups, finance......

  • Between the 30th January and 2nd February 2017, the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates welcomed over 4000 exhibitors to showcase the very latest technology within the healthcare Industry. This is the second largest global healthcare exhibition and offered learning and relationship......

  • 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? Read on below for details on the nine pillars that are helping to transform the operational......

  • Earlier this month, the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LCR LEP) offered a number of its Local Growth Hub partners the opportunity to learn more about the new and exciting, LCR 4.0 project. Part-funded by ERDF, LCR 4.0 has the potential to revolutionise the way manufacturers......

  • Andrew Borland has joined the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) as commercialisation manager. In his role, Andrew will be supporting the LCR 4.0 project team and clients, and the VEC’s technical team on all aspects of commercial development, intellectual property protection and technology licensing. Previously IP business manager at the University of......

  • Wednesday 18th January 2017 Daresbury Innovation Centre, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, Warrington, WA4 4FS The role of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is to position the UK as a centre of excellence for low carbon propulsion development and production. The APC team brings together SME’s and......

  • At the official launch event of LCR 4.0 we were joined by Steve Warren, Region Director, North West for EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation. Outlining how manufacturers need to evolve to stay competitive, Steve highlighted a recent EEF/Oracle report giving businesses all they need to know......

  • Innovative SMEs will be critical to the success of the next industrial revolution which is transforming the manufacturing sector. The call from industry leaders came as part of the official launch of LCR 4.0 in Liverpool last week. The first of its kind in the......

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