Immersive Liverpool

22nd November 2018

The Immersive Liverpool meetup group was launched in January of 2018 to bring together the Liverpool City Region community of businesses and individuals who share an interested in immersive technologies across a range of applications and sectors.

From artists, designers and developers to businesses and academia, the group aim is to further develop the accessibility for opportunities to share knowledge, skills, advice and much more within the immersive sector, but also to get people talking to one another about new projects, collaborations and international business.

If you or your business is working with is working with hardware or content development including haptic devices and other influencing peripherals, then the Immersive Liverpool group offers engagement with other like-minded individuals.

We have produced a podcast series on immersive technologies in Liverpool City Region: you can listen to here.

As members of the VR/AR Association (VRARA) the global industry association for Virtual Reality and Augmented reality, Invest Liverpool are actively raising the profile of the capabilities in the Immersive sector across the Liverpool City Region. The VR/AR Association is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the VR and AR ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies.

Invest Liverpool are proud to support Immersive Liverpool, and we hope you will join us at one of the next meetup events.

To find out more about Immersive Liverpool and their future events, follow the links below.

If you wish to learn more about how your business could benefit from having a presence here in the Liverpool City Region, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

Thanks for reading,

Cathy Skelly
Investment Manager
Invest Liverpool

0151 600 2943

23 April 2018

Invest Liverpool Podcast Series

Immersive Liverpool

One of the untold stories of Liverpool City Region is the work we are doing  in immersive technologies across a range of diverse sectors. This series of podcasts with Stephanie Power highlights the work in the region from both business and academia.

The podcasts will investigate how businesses in Liverpool City Region are increasingly using immersive and other related technologies in the context of health, urban development, skills, leisure and tourism.


PODCAST 10: As part of the Immersive Liverpool project, Invest Liverpool hosted three panel discussions on the future of immersive tech at the International Business Festival in the summer of 2018. In the final of our three sessions, with questions from the audience, Jude Kelly spoke to some of the people who are using tech to give you a ringside seat from the comfort of your living room, and asked how the technology is expected to change in the future. Panelists: Ben Smith, Laduma; Nell Whitley, Marshmallow Laser Feast; and Luke Ritchie, Philharmonia Orchestra.


PODCAST 9: As part of the Immersive Liverpool project, Invest Liverpool hosted three panel discussions on the future of immersive tech at the International Business Festival in the summer of 2018. Here, Liverpool’s three universities unite with Invest Liverpool and Immerse UK, to discuss some of the extraordinary tech talent available in the region. Hosted by Stephanie Power, the panelists took questions from the audience using Slido.


PODCAST 8: As part of the Immersive Liverpool project, Invest Liverpool hosted three panel discussions on the future of immersive tech at the International Business Festival in the summer of 2018. This session, hosted by presenter Jim al-Khalili, with Iain Hennessey, Clinical Director of Innovation at Alder Hey and Bryn Davies, the General Manager, EU of Proximie, looked at the life-saving value of taking a chance with technology in health.


PODCAST 7: You’ve heard of Silicon Valley and Silicon Roundabout, but how about Silicon Chip Shop? Stephanie Power goes to Southport to find out about the town’s immersive tech entrepreneurs.


PODCAST 6: The iconic terracotta warriors are in Liverpool for the majority of 2018. The exhibition at the World Museum marks the first UK loan in over ten years of the life sized soldiers and horses discovered in China in 1974, dating back over 2,200 years. With the help of technology and in partnership with two Liverpool businesses – Draw and Code and AdLib – the museum is bringing the third century BC back to life.


PODCAST 5: Bentley Motors are using VR to reduce time and costs from concept to launch of their new innovative cars. Lynn Dwyer from Virtual Engineering Centre shares some of the techniques used for perfecting ergonomic designs for these luxury motors.


PODCAST 4: Do employers understand what skills they need for their businesses to grow in a digital age? ‘What we have here is unique’ – hear from people who have moved from their home town’s in Italy and Germany to come to work in Liverpool City Region.


PODCAST 3: Real industry issues are being solved in a virtual world. Tom Dawes from Value Chain explains us how they use VR to allow clients to ‘try before they buy’.


PODCAST 2: Take one robot, make a virtual version of the machine, and you have GEOFF. Michael Schraps from Virtual Engineering Centre says throw away your instruction manual because once you’ve seen Geoff’s tech you won’t go back!


PODCAST 1: VR is now a regular at music festivals: a celebration of creative platforms which take people away from everyday reality, so mixed reality is at the heart. Stephanie Power reports from the immersive area at PsychFest.