LCR4 START

Supporting SMEs and supply chains in the Liverpool City Region to discover and adopt digital technologies for a competitive advantage.

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What is LCR4 START?

Building on the success of LCR 4.0, we’re continuing to put the Liverpool City Region at the heart of a manufacturing evolution. Driven by the rise of Industry 4.0 technologies, LCR 4.0 aims to help small and medium sized companies to innovate, digitise and improve their processes through fully-funded short projects where they receive technical and business support to create digital roadmaps and explore new technologies. with one of six local partner organisations.

Industry 4.0 technology areas include:

  • Big data
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Simulation
  • Cloud computing
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Systems integration
  • Augmented reality
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Cyber security 

Through fully-funded, hands-on support and expertise we enable manufacturers to develop smarter processes and products, solve problems, seize opportunities and stay ahead of the competition by adopting new technologies emerging from the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

Where does the Hartree Centre fit in?

We’re one of the partner organisations that will deliver digital support and expertise to enable SMEs to discover how to streamline processes, innovate and increase productivity. We specialise in advanced computing technologies, so we’re the ideal partner to solve your manufacturing and supply chain challenges using:

  • AI applications (including Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing)
  • Cloud migration and applications
  • Software development and optimisation
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Data analytics
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • IoT integration

Am I eligible?

To benefit, you need to be part of an SME engaged in manufacturing or the supply chain in some way – be it big science, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, low carbon/renewable technologies, digital and creative industries or otherwise – and based within (or relocating to) the Liverpool City Region: Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral, Halton or Knowsley.

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