LCR4.0 is an ERDF-funded business support project which will fully subsidise SMEs working on ‘Industry 4.0’ or ‘4IR’ technologies and processes with any of the project partners; Sensor City, the Engineering Technology Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University, the Virtual Engineering Centre of the University of Liverpool and the STFC Hartree Centre.

The Liverpool City Region is fortunate to have outstanding existing assets which can help businesses tackle the pillars of digital manufacturing, with strengths in Internet of Things, Big Data, Systems Integration, Augmented Reality, Additive Manufacturing, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Autonomous Systems and Automation. In addition to utilising these assets to strengthen our existing manufacturing base, we market this as a formidable proposition to potential inward investors. We are working to make Liverpool City Region the UK hotbed for Industry 4.0.