Technology Showcase

16th May 2019

A unique celebration of an Industry 4 enabled community.

A UK first, the part ERDF funded LCR4.0 business support project has given 300 SMEs in Liverpool City Region access to world class Industry 4.0 expertise and technology to grow. This support has included digitalising processes, increasing productivity, developing concepts, launching new products, upskilling existing workforces and helping business to gain financial support for investing in digital strategies.

Although the LCR 4.0 project is coming to an end, it is not the end for your business to access support and advice.

In partnership with The Manufacturer, this event will hear from keynote speakers about the impact the LCR 4.0 project has had on a range of businesses and Liverpool City Region, what happens once LCR 4.0 comes to a close and what funding and support opportunities are still available for businesses as we look to the future.

Network with like-minded businesses, hear about new opportunities and speak with the likes of Made Smarter, British Business Bank, The Local Growth Hub, all LCR 4.0 Delivery Partners, The Manufacturer and more!

Date: 6th June 2019
Time: 7.30 – 10.30 BST
Venue: Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, WA4 4AD (map)


7:30am – Breakfast and Networking

8:00am – Introduction from Steve Rotheram, Liverpool Metro Mayor

8:15am – The Success of LCR 4.0 – Dr Andy Levers, Technical Director for Virtual Engineering Centre

8:25am – LCR 4.0 SME presentations

– Quanovo – Thomas Gorry, Managing Director

– Glow New Media – Phil Blything, Managing Director

– Pulse Systems – Kevin Davies

– Blockwalls – Jonathan Quinn

9:05am – Thought Leadership piece – CNC Robotics – Philippa Glover and Michael Gilbert

9:25am – LCR4.0 Delivery Partners and future support – Simon Reid, Head of Advanced Manufacturing, Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership

9:35am – NW Opportunities and Funding – Mark Wilcockson,Senior Manager for UK Network, British Business Bank

9:45am – Made Smarter UK – Alain Dilworth, Programme Manager

10:00am – Networking and Refreshments

Free LCR 4.0 goody bag for each attendee, including a list of local Tech companies!



16th May 2019