June 2019

Launch of ground-breaking accelerator to help businesses adopt industry 4.0 tech

A ground-breaking Industrial Digitalisation Accelerator (IDA) has been launched at Sci-Tech Daresbury. The initiative is from Siemens Digital Industries, together with Atos and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Centre, and will offer businesses a practical, collaborative space to explore Industry 4.0 technologies. It is the first time that three distinct, yet complementary, experts in the field of computing (STFC Hartree Centre), analytics (Atos Codex) and IoT solutions (MindSphere) have come together and combined their expertise to offer industry the opportunity to discover new pathways to growth. The accelerator programme is offering businesses of all sizes the chance to produce proof of concepts, mentorship to help them acquire Industry 4.0 technologies like big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), modelling, simulation and sensor technology through the Made Smarter programme, and the opportunity to develop end-to-end digital solutions. The IDA will also signpost firms to external funding programmes, such as Innovate and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Brian Holliday,...Read More >

FREE workshop for Liverpool businesses looking to export to China

Liverpool businesses looking to export to China – the world’s largest country by population – will be treated to a FREE workshop later this year. The event will take place thanks to a collaboration between Business Live, the Liverpool ECHO, Liverpool City Region Business Post and the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Search on to find Liverpool’s top tech firms

BusinessCloud has joined forces with LCR Activate and Praetura Ventures to create an inaugural LCR Tech Climbers 2019 list. The search is on to find the climbing stars of Liverpool City Region’s burgeoning tech sector. LCR Activate, in association with BusinessCloud and Praetura Ventures, is giving tech scale-ups in Liverpool City Region the opportunity to put their business on the map with the launch of its LCR Tech Climbers 2019 list. SMEs can put themselves forward or be nominated for the list which will recognise those businesses achieving high growth as the result of an innovative and creative use of technology. To be considered to feature on the list, businesses must fill out a short entry questionnaire and ensure they can demonstrate significant operations in Liverpool City Region. In addition, they must meet at least one of the following pre-qualifying requirements: Development of Intellectual property (IP) or proprietary technology; Provision of a unique tech solution to a problem; Disruption of...Read More >

Businesses asked to ‘Give an Hour’ to inspire young people

A new campaign has been launched to encourage employers to engage with young people. Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a new campaign to encourage businesses to make a difference to the futures of young people in Liverpool City Region. The Give an Hour campaign calls for employers and employees to offer an hour of their time to help young people prepare for the fast-changing world of work. The initiative- run jointly by Liverpool City Region LEP and The Careers & Enterprise Company – highlights that in as little as one hour, organisations can help to transform a young person’s future by bringing to life different career opportunities and providing insight about the skills young people need to be work-ready and successful in the workplace. Sally Beevers, Careers Hub Lead at the Liverpool City Region LEP said: “This is a great opportunity for local business to help support our young people to establish their career path, prepare...Read More >