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As the LCR 4.0 programme has closed, we’ve provided some useful links below which will help you continue your journey to Industry 4.0 success.


Digital growth – Manchester

  • Events, advice and specialist workshops to help businesses with digital technology in the North West of England

Innovate UK – grant funding, innovation loans and expert support

  • Supports innovative UK businesses to realise the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial success

GC Business Finance – North West England

  • Start-up loans and equity investment for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) based in Greater Manchester and the North West

ESA Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom

  • Support and funding to commercialise space technology

Clean Growth UK

  • Helping businesses develop, fund, test and commercialise clean and green innovation


  • Supporting Innovation across the Liverpool City Region

Enhancing SMEs international trade performance

  • Tailored support for improving the international trade activity of North West businesses


  • Funding to start up, scale up or stay ahead in the North of England

Made Smarter

  • Helping manufacturers use digital technology to boost competitiveness, efficiency and bottom line

Manufacturing Growth Fund

  • Supporting SME manufacturing in the Liverpool City Region

Growth Catalyst

  • The formula for leadership success

Enterprise Hub

  • Supporting Liverpool City Region businesses from pre-start to year three

Liverpool City Region Business Support Package

  • Our new £75 million Business Support Package is the largest provision of support for local businesses in more than 20 years.

Mentoring For Growth Programme

  • Mentoring programme to SME businesses in the Liverpool City Region aimed at bridging the productivity gap which has been identified between the SME and corporate market.