Manufacturing Growth Service event

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017

Location: Liverpool Science Park

A range of support is available for projects that create new jobs, including:

  • Help develop new products and processes
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency
  • Source new supply chains
  • Use advanced technology

The event will also provide an opportunity to hear from local companies Brainboxes and Goodwins Electronics who have a range of services that are designed to assist manufacturing companies and those with a specific sensor interest.

Event format:

8.00 – 8.15            Arrival, networking and bacon sandwiches

8.15 – 9.15            Presentations from Business Growth Hub, Brainboxes, Goodwin Electronics and Q&A

9.15 – 9.45            Further networking

Who should attend?

Manufacturing SMEs considering new growth projects; companies with an interest in optimising operations and making contact with sensor providers. Liverpool City Region SMEs can benefit from additional business support from ERDF-funded LCR 4.0

When and where?

The event will be held at Liverpool Science Park – IC1 in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter on Wednesday 1st March 2017 08.00 – 09.345

About the partners:

Sensor City is the newly established global hub for the development of sensor technologies based in Liverpool City Centre.  The project is a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University and is a flagship University Enterprise Zone and brings together industry and academic partners in a range of sectors to translate their innovative sensor concepts into commercially viable solutions. State of the art innovation centre accommodation in the heart of Liverpool with equipment access and a range of business support.

For more information see or contact Joanne Phoenix at

Manufacturing Growth Service: delivered by the Business growth Hub, this new service offers grant funding to SME manufacturers across the North West. Services available include an on-site review of key barriers and opportunities and access to grant funding to support specialist input.

For more information see

Brainboxes: Downtime costs industry from hundreds to many thousands of pound per hour. Brainboxes have worked with businesses in the North West to help identify, understand and reduce machine downtime. Brainboxes designs and manufacturers machine connectivity products; allowing you to take data out of your existing machines and understand where your production line can be made more efficient believe that there is always a better way of doing things, and partner with innovators and entrepreneurs to conceive and scale digital products that open new markets or disrupt existing ones.  They work through structured processes to initialise innovation, explore problems and opportunities, and validate and commercialise new products and services.

For more information see

Goodwins Electronics: For over 30 years Goodwin Electronics have been involved in the development of products including design and manufacture of printed circuit boards, writing of integrated software and testing and development into a commercial product.

The company experience includes developments for the industrial, commercial and public sectors and fault finding and evaluation of developing sensor projects.

For more information see