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    NAA Member Events: Virtual Engineering Centre – A unique celebration of an Industry 4 enabled community, Thursday 6th June 2019

    Start date: 06/06/2019
    Cost: Free Please register via Eventbrite link

    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…

    Virtual Engineering Centre

    Thursday 6th June 2019

    VEC, Daresbury

    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.

    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.


    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!

    Registration & Costs
    This event is free to attend.  Please register on Eventbrite following this link

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham