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.