Making a splash at The Manufacturer Live 2017

14 – 17 November 2017 | The Hartree Centre spent four days exhibiting, speaking and hosting campus tours as part of this highly anticipated national event.

(Credit: Invest Liverpool)

​The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre made a splash as part of the ERDF-funded LCR 4.0 project at The Manufacturer Live 2017, hosted in Liverpool 14-17 December 2017, with one team member in particular proving to be a most popular exhibitor! You’ve guessed it, Pepper the robot was on form spreading the Hartree word and became an instant hit with industry guests – even managing to make a brief appearance on BBC Breakfast.

(Credit: Invest Liverpool)

The BBC getting to know the @HartreeCentre robot at #TMlive today – and we’ve spotted the #SensorCity video in the background!

– Sensor City (@SensorCityUK) November 15, 2017

The Manufacturer Live 2017 provided the perfect platform from which to celebrate the one year anniversary of the LCR 4.0 project​. The Hartree Centre is one​ of six partner organisations in the LCR 4.0 project providng technical and business support to SMEs in the Liverpool City Region.

The Hartree Centre also ran an workshop based around Internet of Things (IoT) and Sigfox technologies, sharing experiences from the IoTUK Boost programme which provided support to SMEs developing applications using Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN).

Satsafe, one of the companies who participated in the programme, presented their positive experiences, and among the exhibitors were several SMEs that the Hartree Centre has supported through the IoTBoostUK programme including WaveReach, Valuechain and Acorn2Oak.​

If you’re attending day two of the Smart Factory Expo, make sure you speak to Acorn2Oak and WaveReach at Innovation Alley. Both are @SciTecDaresbury companies being supported by @HartreeCentre @VEC_VE @weareLCR4 and our Campus Technology Hub! @TheManufacturer Live

STFC Innovations (@STFC_B2B) November 16, 2017

​The Hartree Centre also took part in campus tours of Sci-Tech Daresbury, providing short talks and demos on research and development projects with Unilever and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.​​

(Credit: Invest Liverpool)

THAT’S A WRAP. Thanks to all our partners & all those who have visited our stand at this years @TheManufacturer LIVE & made it such huge success! See you next year 👋#SmartFactoryExpo #TMLive Find out what Liverpool City Region can offer your business

Invest Liverpool (@investliverpool) November 16, 2017

​Par​t funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), LCR4.0 is being delivered in partnership by some of the region’s key knowledge and scientific assets: the University of Liverpool (through the Virtual Engineering Centre), Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LCR LEP), Liverpool John Moores University (Faculty of Engineering and Technology), the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Hartree Centre and Sensor City. LCR 4.0 is a part of the Liverpool City Region Local Growth Hub.

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