The facts about LCR4.0

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As the LCR4 Project (partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund) has officially launched we are starting to gain an abundance of enquiries into the project from a number of businesses and local SME’s. We thought it would be useful to offer more information and some of the facts about this new and innovative project around digital technologies in improving products and processes.


Liverpool City Region exclusive

This project is exclusive to the Liverpool City region including Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral and Halton. Here new digital technologies and expertise around implementation of digital tools will be available to local businesses and SME’s before any other region within the UK. This makes the project a fantastic and unique opportunity for any manufacturing company or digital technology developer looking forward to extend their competitive advantage and strength in product development.



What is involved in the LCR4 Project?

Firstly, the strapline for the project is ‘Together for Manufacturing’ as the five partners involved in the project are looking to work closely with a number of local businesses to ensure they are offered the very best support, research and knowledge to help them adopt these new and revolutionary technologies or find new markets for their digital innovations.

The project aims to bring together world-class practical support to transform the Liverpool City Region businesses in the manufacturing space through digital innovation. We also aim to help organisations involved in the project to increase productivity, de-risk innovation, optimise competitiveness and create smarter supply chains.



The aim of the project is to support a number of local SME’s and to enable collaborations between businesses and partners which can be beneficial in knowledge transfer, support product development schemes, the creation of jobs in support and business and to create a virtual workspace for LCR for LCR4 manufacturing community.


Fourth Industrial Revolution

LCR4 is to bring digital technologies to the Liverpool City region including technologies in key areas such as:

  • Big Data and Internet of Things
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Product and Process Simulation
  • Sensor Technology
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Intelligent Computing


LCR4 Partners

The organisations bringing these technologies and support to a range of local manufacturing businesses and SME’s include Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) part of the University of Liverpool, Sensor City, Hartree Centre (Science and Technologies Facilities Council), Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Enterprise Partnership (LEP).  The team will work with clients to understand their organisational needs and a suitable project delivery partner(s) will provide suitable expertise to ensure project delivery.

For more information on LCR 4.0, please visit our Official website.