The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre Part is a partner in the pioneering LCR4.0 project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). LCR4.0 will allow businesses in the Liverpool City Region to access practical support and connect with other SMEs to help them unleash the transformational potential of Industry 4.0.
Often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, involves the increasing connectivity between digital and physical assets in advanced manufacturing driven by advancements and greater reliability in data analytics and human-machine interactions. The adoption of these new technologies is enabling businesses and supply chains to optimise productivity and competitiveness.
Offering world-class business support and technical expertise, the LCR4.0 programme is being delivered in partnership by some of the region’s key knowledge and scientific assets: the University of Liverpool (through its Virtual Engineering Centre), Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LCR LEP), Liverpool John Moores University, the Hartree Centre and Sensor City.
Simon Reid, sector manager for advanced manufacturing at the Liverpool City Region LEP, said: “LCR4.0 is creating a long-lasting legacy for manufacturing in the city region by helping to stimulate sustainable economic growth.
“For smaller or more traditional SMEs, introducing new Industry 4.0 technologies into their manufacturing processes can be daunting and they may think it’s not for them. But LCR4.0 is here to challenge those assumptions and to provide businesses with the support they need to make incremental changes that could have a big impact on productivity.”
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