INDUSTRY 4.0 RACE HOTS UP AS SENSOR CITY WELCOMES RAFT OF NEW COMPANIES
Liverpool City Region’s Sensor City has landed three new tenants as part of plans to make Liverpool City Region the ‘go-to’ location for industry 4.0 technologies.
DefProc Engineering, BiBCOM and DASA will each base operations from Sensor City, a joint venture between Liverpool John Moores University and The University of Liverpool.
Open source engineer and design experts DefProc Engineering were impressed with the Liverpool City Region’s Internet of Things (IoT) offering.
Jennifer Fenner, managing director of DefProc Engineering, said: “We have recently relocated to Sensor City to access its state-of-the-art equipment, and to be in the heart of the activity following the Liverpool 5G Consortium bid win, which we are part of.”
BiBCOM has also taken space at Sensor City to develop its new remote condition monitoring and coaching tool.
Easa Taheri, owner of BiBCOM, said: “The extensive support we have received from Sensor City, in particular the help and support of Dr Joanne Phoenix, made us choose the hub as the location in which to grow our business.
“We’re already experiencing the benefits of being surrounded by such a supportive community at Sensor City, and we are starting to explore synergistic links with other tenant companies which are also involved in sports training.”
Joanne Phoenix, business development manager at Sensor City said: “It’s a really busy and exciting time for us at the moment.
“We’re seeing more companies looking to introduce sensor and IoT technology into new and existing products and services.
“It’s great to know we’re attracting these companies to Liverpool City Region as opposed to the likes of London and Manchester – we’re truly moving up the ranks of what is considered a leading global hub for innovative technology.”
Alongside these developments, Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has recently established a regional outreach team and the newly-appointed North West innovation partner, Jonathan Jones, is now based in Sensor City.