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Advanced Manufacturing

Updating and digitising one of our biggest traditional sectors.

When it comes to manufacturing, Liverpool City Region is home to a rich abundance of smaller and larger companies who have enjoyed national and global success. No wonder the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Unilever, Pilkington and Astra Zeneca have all chosen to set down roots in the region – bringing with them employment opportunities and world class expertise.

The sector is a mix of traditional industries with cutting-edge modern manufacturing; industrial digital technology companies sit alongside clean growth businesses. It Growth Platform’s job to boost innovation, increase employment levels and develop a global platform and reputation for the industry.

We provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Access the region’s industrial and digital technologies (IDT) ecosystem – which includes the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Sensor City, STFC Hartree and our higher education institutions – to give your company a competitive advantage
  • Work with us and local experts to boost your organisations skills and growth potential
  • Take part in initiatives that promote the region’s manufacturing community locally, nationally and internationally – one of these being via Digital Manufacturing Week
  • Shape your organisations digital future by providing access to specialist programmes like LCR 4.0 Start

Business Support and Funding



Supporting business leaders and companies to develop a competitive edge through the development of practical strategies for effective digital adoption
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Made Smarter

Supporting and enabling manufacturers to drive growth and productivity through the adoption of industrial digitalisation techniques
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LCR High Growth Programme

The LCR High Growth Programme is designed to support businesses in Liverpool City Region demonstrating high growth potential to innovate, adapt, and grow.

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Inspiring Sector Initiatives

Digital Manufacturing Week

Digital Manufacturing Week

A national festival of advanced manufacturing which attracts thousands of people to Liverpool City Region annually

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Sector Support Organisations

Virtual Engineering Centre

Driving digital adoption and delivering solutions across industry and the public sector since 2010.

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Manufacturing Technology Centre

Supporting manufacturing growth and innovation in Liverpool City Region

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Hartree Centre

Enabling UK businesses and the public sector to explore and adopt innovative new digital technologies including AI and quantum computing for productivity, innovation and economic growth

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Science and Technology Facilities Council

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Helping build a globally competitive, knowledge-based UK economy

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Latest Sector Events

Jun 08

#AmbitiousLCR Celebration ‘Future Ambition’

Jun 16

How can the power of AI support your business?


Key Advanced Manufacturing Hubs

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Sensor City

A global hub for the development of sensor and IoT technologies

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