LCR 4.0 on track to transform future of manufacturing in Liverpool City Region
16 Nov 2017



One year on since launch, LCR 4.0 has brought digitalisation and innovation support to almost 100 Liverpool City Region manufacturing businesses.




The pioneering programme, in which the STFC Hartree Centre is one of five technology partners, was recently praised as a ‘best practice initiative’ in the Government’s Made Smarter Review. The ambition was to help 300 regional SMEs explore the challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0 (4IR) within three years, increasing productivity and de-risking innovation.

By the end of 2017, nearly 100 businesses had been supported by the project which aims to open up the opportunities that Industry 4.0 technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, Internet of Things and cloud computing, can have on small business processes and productivity.

Our LCR 4.0 case studies

Check out some examples of how the Hartree Centre has supported LCR 4.0 participants below:

Identifying signs of stress through data analytics for business tranformation company Custerian

Integrating social media insights into a recruitment software tool with Civvsoft

Helping Wavereach analyse sensor data


Improving your mobile phone experience with Wadaro

​Read press release​: ​LCR 4.0 on track to transform the future of manufacturing in Liverpool City Region

​Find out more on the LCR 4.0 website