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  • Pictured L – R: Ian Briggs of BAC Ltd, Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, Iain Hennessey of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Neill Briggs from BAC Ltd and Lynn Dwyer and Andy Levers of the Virtual Engineering Centre (University of Liverpool).  Liverpool Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram undertook a......

  • Article: Dr Andy Levers, Technical Director for the Virtual Engineering Centre (University of Liverpool)  Virtual reality often appears in today’s news and media, taking the world by storm. Mainly associated with gaming, virtual reality (or VR) is starting to creep into a whole range of......

  • Ten years ago, if you asked the average person on the street how many different kinds of sensors they could name, they might have been stumped after the usual answers of temperature and humidity… a couple may have mentioned a bar code scanner. Today, many......

  • 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......

  •   Driving competitiveness and productivity of UK industry through digitalisation Digital Manufacturing is already here – but is your business ready to take full advantage and be at the forefront of this exciting new era? On the 30th & 31st October 2017, the third Digitalising......

  • An innovative SME involved in Manchester’s CityVerve project is helping to enhance motorist safety in the North West. Technology start-up firm, Satsafe develops ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) telematics devices, more commonly known as in-vehicle black boxes, that are already being increasingly used by insurance firms......

  • 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......

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