Sensor City building

Sensor City

The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), in partnership with the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) have been successful in a bid to create one of four university enterprise zones with funding from the department for business innovation and skills.

Alongside LJMU and LEP, we have been awarded £15million to create 'Sensor City'. This facility will house and support new high tech businesses around 'sensor technologies'.

Sensors are the crucial link between technological devices and the world around them, capturing data on a whole host of areas such as temperature, humidity and pressure. They can be used in everything from home security systems to medical technology and high-value manufacturing. 'Sensor City' will help inventions go from the lab to the factory floor even faster and act as a shop window for foreign investment into the city's high tech start-ups.

Professor Joseph Spencer of the electrical engineering department is the university's academic lead for Sensor City and the industry facing industry 4.0 project called LCR4.0 based in Sensor City, that aims to put the Liverpool city region at the heart of an evolution which is set to transform production in the modern world economy.

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