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Activate is a 3 year initiative to support digital and creative small and medium-sized businesses in the Liverpool City Region by providing access to new technologies, expertise and inspiration for the development of new products for business growth.

Activate provides practical, hands-on support and funding to help Digital, Creative and Createch businesses grow using emerging technologies, such as AI, Machine Learning, Virtual and Augmented Realities, Big & Open Data, High-Performance Computing, Cloud and Cognitive Computing.

Support includes one-to-one guidance, workshops, grants and onward business development support delivered by our expert delivery partners.

Activate has helped us bring SwapBots to market. We have been able to access experts from the world of video games, funding, marketing, UX and user testing.

Phil Charnock, Draw and Code
State of the Art VR Activate
Karmarama UX Workshop Activate
Karmarama UX Workshop Activate
State of the Art Activate Invisible Flock Hold

We’re looking to partner with SMEs in Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens or Wirral, with an interest in exploring the potential of emerging technologies. Activate is open to businesses with fewer than 250 employees, turnovers less than €50 million (around £44 million) and balance sheets of less than €43 million (around £38 million).

If that’s you, get in touch to start your Activate journey today.