Event: Wave of Innovation

10 October, 2022

Times: 11:30 - 15:00

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SMEs across Liverpool City Region are invited to discover more about new funded opportunities within the maritime industry and beyond.

To celebrate Maritime UK Week, we invite you to join our maritime and digital experts from LCR4.0 Holistic and Port City Innovation Hub (PCiH) on Monday 10th October 2022 as we explore the impact that new and disruptive technology is having on local markets, providing an opportunity for improved efficiencies, reduction of carbon emissions and diversification into new markets for improved growth and investment.

Learn more about the funded support available, hear from SMEs who have gone through the programmes, discover more about industry challenges from Maritime leaders and speak directly with our teams to see how they can offer your business bespoke and unbiased support.

This is an incredible opportunity to access a wealth of knowledge, network with industry leaders, and secure early traction whilst testing your business model.


The event will explore multiple themes across industry including:

  • Training: Utilising visualisation tools for supporting skills development
  • Developing Smart Ports for enhanced security and efficiencies
  • Improving data capture and asset tracking through 5G connectivity for better customer service and the reduction of carbon emissions
  • Diversification into new markets for maximising new opportunities



11:30 – Registration and welcome refreshments and lunch

12 noon – Welcome (host)

12:10 – Port City Innovation Hub (PCiH)

12:25 – LCR4.0 Holistic

12:40 – SME speakers

– Alex Shakeshaft – Enturi Solutions

– Paul Myers – Farm Urban: Introducing farming to shipping containers

13:20 – 15:00 – Refreshments, networking, and Tech demonstrations


Limited spaces are available so register today to avoid disappointment.

Any event enquiries, please contact emma.rhodes@liverpool.ac.uk or call 01925 864 854

Please also contact Emma ahead of the event for any catering preferencies, allergies or accessibility requests.

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LCR4.0 HOLISTIC is a European Regional Development Fund initiative (ERDF), delivering the first city region-wide digital supply chain ecosystem; cross-linking traditional supply chains and clusters to create a city region supply chain network for offering greater business resilience, growth opportunities and diversification that will facilitate greater innovation in products and services and a unique proposition for inward investment and export post-COVID & Brexit.

The project is delivered by the Virtual Engineering Centre, University of Liverpool’s Management School, Liverpool John Moores University and the Liverpool City Region Growth Platform.


Port City Innovation Hub (PCiH) is a first-of-its-kind, Innovation Accelerator initiative. The project of maritime sector expertise delivers region-wide business advice and support to increase the number of SMEs and start-ups, bringing new products and services to market for the maritime sector. The programme is led by Wirral Council and jointly funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Delivery partners include The University of Liverpool, the Wirral Chamber of Commerce, Mersey Maritime, and international innovation consultancy Rainmaking.