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  • 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......

  • 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......

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