The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), in partnership with the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for the Liverpool City region, have been successful in a bid to create one of four University Enterprise Zones with funding from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. 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.