The Innovation Showcase Competition is the centrepiece of Venturefest North West, with the final featuring some of the region’s most innovative businesses pitching their business ideas to potential investors in the audience. One of those businesses could be yours...

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the billions of ‘smart’ devices – anything from cars, to home appliances – that can connect to a network to collect and share data. In a time when Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), is thriving, it’s no...

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 technical exhibitions...

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 we adopt more...

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 from the...

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, collaborate and...

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 Week...