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  • 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......

  • We are delighted to announce that Sensor City has been shortlisted for two industry awards. Sensor City if one of the Delivery Partners of the LCR 4.0 Project and is a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool John Moores University. The first......

  • Photo credit: Pixabay    500 drivers over the age of 65 are needed from across the North West to take part in a new voluntary research project designed to help elderly drivers stay on the road safely for longer.   Space-tech start-up company, Satsafe, has developed......

  • A thought leadership article, by Alison Mitchell, Executive Director at Sensor City Smart sensors are an integral part of the Internet of Things as they will allow businesses to collect even more data on how their products are used. For those of you who aren’t aware......

  • Do you have an idea that could change the world? Would £10,000 help take it to the next level?   Across Merseyside businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors are creating new and exciting innovations that could transform industry, improve our lives or allow us to achieve things......

  • We have a number of podcasts which dive into industry further, discussing the 9 pillars as well as meeting those behind LCR 4.0, including the partners and SMEs!   We find out from LCR 4.0 programme manager how VR is used, not only to design......

  • The UK’s leading manufacturing industry publication, The Manufacturer, brought its dynamic series of events to the Liverpool City Region for the first time in November 2017, leaving its Birmingham roots for the North West. Thousands of visitors converged on the city region for Digital Manufacturing......

  • Andy Levers Technical Director, Virtual Engineering Centre   Liverpool City Region has welcomed the positive announcements from last week’s Budget, which include a new approach to developing tech start-ups and a focus on improving connectivity across the board. That said, there were some other key......

  • On 26 October Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) hosted an LCR4.0 breakfast event at Alstom, Widnes in association with Lombard and The Manufacturing Growth Fund to debate ‘What Brexit Means for the Manufacturing Community’. This was an SME focussed event targeted at manufacturers......

  • Ultamation have a proud history of serial innovation: The first company to embrace Crestron’s custom Smart Graphics technology in releasing a number of unique controls, including analogue clocks, colour pickers and lighting visualisation; releasing productivity tools to universal acclaim amongst Crestron GUI designers and programmers;......

  • One year on since launch, LCR 4.0 has been successful in bringing together and providing practical support to almost 100 Liverpool City Region businesses in the manufacturing space through digital innovation. The pioneering programme was recently praised as a ‘best practice initiative’ in the Government’s......

  • For anyone involved in UK manufacturing, next month is set to be huge as Smart Factory Expo – the Digital Manufacturing Show, takes centre stage at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 15-16 November. It is an amazing chance for anyone involved in the industry, both......

  • Valuechain, a software company that improves business productivity through digitalisation, today announced their collaboration with Virtual Engineering Centre, to launch the DNA4.0 Smart Factory, at the Manufacturer Live, in Liverpool on November 15th   The LCR4.0 funded project will create a virtual rendering of a......

  • We are just five weeks away from coming to Liverpool for the UK’s biggest FREE digital manufacturing exhibition – Smart Factory Expo (15-16 November, Exhibition Centre Liverpool).   Smart Factory Expo is the UK’s biggest showcase for advanced technology and systems – image courtesy of......

  • Last week the Hartree Centre hosted a 2-day workshop for local SMEs who were interested in developing apps for their business using SIGFOX . The workshop managed to engage with 14 SMEs and around 30-40 people joined us over the two days, all whilst we were supported by......

  • Ideas, energy and opportunity combine in Innovation Alley – where 48 of the UK’s hottest manufacturing tech start-ups are lifting the lid on the future of British manufacturing at Smart Factory Expo.   Sponsored by Innovate UK, and located at the intersection of Smart Factory......

  • OpenMaker is an opportunity for makers, digital innovators and manufacturers to collaborate on ideas and secure funding of up to €20,000 Liverpool and Salford are representing the UK in a collaboration with Slovakia, Italy and Spain, as it launches the OpenMaker UK programme. This month......

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