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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

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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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Flexible Growth Fund

The £20m Flexible Growth Fund is designed to enable new economic growth in the Liverpool City Region by removing barriers to investment for ambitious businesses.
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Smart Manufacturing Data Hub

The Smart Manufacturing Data Hub (SMDH) supports small and medium-sized manufacturers to become more competitive by harnessing the power of data.
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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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Liverpool City Region Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Board

Made up of leading figures from the sectors, the Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Board’s remit is to influence policy, stimulate economic growth, productivity and competitiveness whilst supporting the city region in its ambitions for inclusive growth and sustainability.

The board reports into the Combined Authority’s Business and Enterprise Board.

  • Andy Pennington, Arup
  • Dawn Huntrod, Make UK
  • Jen Fenner, Defproc Engineering
  • Joanne Beighton, Seqirus
  • Jonathan Turner, Siemens
  • Kate Black, University of Liverpool
  • Lee Meyers, Ford Motor Company
  • Lorraine Hughes, Inovus Medical
  • Lyn Pitt, DT & G
  • Michael Hughes, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Neil Syder, NSG Pilkington
  • Paul Tallon, Lyva Labs
  • Susan Patterson, MTC
  • Trevor Leeks, Jaguar Land Rover (chair)

Latest Sector Events

May 29

LCR Finance Hub – Meet the Advisor

Jun 20

LCR Talking Business

Jun 27

Insider Future of Manufacturing Forum 2024


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