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LCR 4.0

Together for manufacturing

LCR 4.0 was instrumental in transforming Liverpool City Region’s manufacturing sector through digital innovation. As part of the programme, financed by the European Regional Development Fund, businesses had access to the expertise, technology and collaboration opportunities they needed to boost productivity and drive innovation.

Legacy of LCR 4.0

The legacy of the LCR 4.0 project, where over 300 SMEs accessed support for growth and the impact delivered to the region included; 248 R&D collaborations, 61 direct new jobs, 57 new products to market and 88 new products to firms, has secured further SME support within Liverpool City Region.

This project, financed by the European Regional Development Fund, is on target to generate £31m GVA and create 955 jobs over six years within the Liverpool City Region.

View an infographic on the impact delivered through LCR 4.0 here.

Success in numbers

156% increase in gross GVA
£53.3m in net GVA by 2021
61 direct new jobs created
125 FTE jobs created
303 SME's supported
248 R&D collaborations
100% co-operated with
research organisations
86% enterprises supported
in developing a new product
71% new products brought
brought to market quicker
43% employment increase
among supported enterprises

Case studies

Heap & Partners

  • Date: Spring 2018
  • Tech: Additive manufacturing, Augmented reality
  • Sector: Valve Manufacturing

Beverston Engineering

  • Date: Autumn 2017
  • Tech: Internet of things
  • Sector: Engineering & Manufacturing

CNC Robotics

  • Date: Autumn 2017
  • Tech: Autonomous systems
  • Sector: Advanced Engineering


  • Date: Autumn 2017
  • Tech: Simulation
  • Sector: Manufacturing