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  • LCR 4.0 delivery partner, Sensor City, opened to the public last week as part of Liverpool’s much-loved arts and cultural festival, LightNight. Over 400 visitors came through its doors to discover what goes on behind the building’s gold façade. There was a wide range of......

  • What does the fourth industrial revolution have to do with the construction sector? Industry 4.0 technologies such as sensors, virtual reality and simulation are transforming modern manufacturing. But they are also enabling the construction sector to achieve greater productivity and embrace new ways of working.......

  • Greenbank Sports Academy (GSA), part of Liverpool-based charity, Greenbank, has developed a first-of-its-kind dual-use sports wheelchair that allows users to play both power hockey and football. With support from the LCR 4.0 programme, the academy, which is both owned and run by people with disabilities,......

  • After the great success of last years The Manufacturer Live and Smart Factory Expo which took place in Liverpool for the first time, the event is set to return to the North West this November. Last year’s event saw 3,968 expo visitors, 613 conference delegates......

  • Cyber Security has drawn a lot of attention in recent years but many businesses can start protecting themselves through simple principles and not necessarily detailed network architectures.   What is Cyber Security? Cyber security used to mean protecting against unauthorised use of data, but as......

  • Company and role: Marketing Manager for LCR 4.0 at Sensor City   What is your connection to LCR 4.0? Sensor City is one of the LCR 4.0 delivery partners. Along with my four colleagues, I am part of the dedicated LCR 4.0 team based at......

  • The student talent solution to new industrial challenges           Liverpool John Moores University recently welcomed over 40 businesses to the ‘Solving Industrial challenges’ event this month. Local businesses across Merseyside and students who were looking to enhance their learning experience by engaging with industry solving......

  • We often hear from manufacturing businesses that there are a number of barriers to consider when thinking about virtual reality (VR) adoption. Capabilities, lack of data and high costs are often cited as challenges; however, the good news is that with today’s technology, all of......

  • The IET hosted this exclusive LCR 4.0 event at Sci-Tech Daresbury on 26th February 2018 where delegates got to meet all of the LCR 4.0 delivery partners and had the opportunity to hear about what they each bring to the LCR 4.0 project and more......

  • Multi-award winning Ultamation, based in Liverpool Science Park, has developed an innovative augmented reality (AR) app, which can be used to control connected devices thanks to the LCR 4.0 business support programme. When used in a residential setting, the app enables users to control their......

  • Name: Emma Rhodes   Company and role: Marketing Officer for the Virtual Engineering Centre (University of Liverpool) as well as for the LCR 4.0 project, liaising with all partners.   What is your connection to LCR 4.0? I ensure the branding, key messaging and events under......

  • Roger Downing, Data Science Group Leader at the STFC Hartree Centre, shares his thoughts on the topic of big data, where it came from and where it’s going next. The phrase “Big Data” first entered our vocabulary more than 20 years ago in some discussions......

  • Warehouse automation firm Conveyor Networks has secured five-figure funding to develop its virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) capabilities.   The Cheshire-based software business will use the £10k boost, shared with sister company imio Software Solutions, to accelerate its research and development programme with support......

  • Andrew Borland, Commercialisation Manager for the Virtual Engineering Centre (University of Liverpool) shares his 5 top talking points regarding Augmented Reality…   Augment Reality (AR) is predicted to be one of the most used tools in manufacturing since Computer-aided design (CAD). It aims to boost......

  • Name: Ela Schraps Company and role: STFC The Hartree Centre – Project Manager What is your connection to LCR 4.0? I’m the project manager of the Hartree Centre for LCR4.0 How would your work colleagues describe you? I had to ask my colleagues to be as......

  • Liverpool-based machining manufacturer CNC Robotics is helping manufacturers increase connectivity between digital and automated systems with its latest cloud-based software CNCR-Live.   CNC Robotics – the UK’s leading robotics integration company – worked with business support programme LCR 4.0 and partner Sensor City to design,......

  • The University of Liverpool has secured funding to deliver an Innovative business growth programme in the Liverpool City Region called Growth Catalyst.   Growth  Catalyst is a six month leadership development programme, which includes business coaching,  a series of masterclass talks, skills workshops, Action Learning......

  • Ultamation are thrilled to announce they have won a fourth Crestron EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Award!  The team at Ultamation have won The Most Unique Application (Residential) with their “Through the Looking Glass” solution; an amalgamation of touch-panel control, augmented reality and voice......

  • Name: Michael Schraps   Company and role: Virtual Engineering Centre (University of Liverpool) LCR 4.0 Programme Manager   What is your connection to LCR 4.0? As Programme Manager for LCR 4.0 I was involved in setting up processes and procedure for the project. I make......

  • Liverpool-based biometric security firm, Human Recognition Systems (HRS), has reduced the component costs of one of its core products by 20 per cent thanks to a project with LCR 4.0 project partner, the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC).   HRS predicts that the efficiency will save......

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