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  • 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......

  • UK’s showcase for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Digital Catapult is looking for small and medium sized companies in the digital manufacturing space to respond to carefully crafted challenges posed by industry giants such as BOC, Thales and RS Components. These challenges will focus on: Sensor technology for......

  • You can now submit an entry for the 2017 NAA Awards; this is your chance to enjoy the glory of having your company’s achievements recognised by the industry… Becoming a shortlisted applicant at the Northern Automotive Alliance Business Awards will provide your organisation with the......

  • 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......

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