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 The Manufacturer. With...

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...

Real Space are developing a ‘Single Reality’ optical headset that uses an innovative optical design to change the perceptual information the brain receives. Their VR immersive headset will give users a VR experience via a normal device, which has potential benefits to many aspects of...

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 Expo’s four...

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 sees the...

A multi-award winning company based within the Liverpool Science Park, Ultamation specialise in home automation solutions. These are used to manage the controls for your heating, lighting, energy, security and Audio Video, such as music playing throughout a number of rooms within your house. Focusing on...

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 industries...

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 and...

On the 4th and 5th April 2017, Manchester welcomed the Industry 4.0 Summit where manufacturing businesses from all over the globe gathered to hear the very latest on the 4th Industrial Revolution. There was a fantastic range of speakers via companies such as TechUK, Siemens,...