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.

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This includes any company in the Liverpool City Region (the local authority areas of Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) that is a small to medium-sized enterprise by EU definitions (employing less than 250 people, turning over less than 50,000,000 euros and with a balance sheet of under 43,000,000 euros) that operates in the Digital and Creative sector.

The LCR Activate team provide digital and creative businesses with a combination of dedicated technical and business support for product development and commercialisation, using big science and new technologies.

You can get involved by coming to our next State of the Art event (see below) or visit the project website for more information LCR Activate .


The Activate website also includes a Resources area which acts as a vital insight to and key reference point for LCR Activate State of the Art events and workshops.

Read the current blog/essay on The Internet of Things. 


Upcoming Events

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3 May / 1.30-5pm / FACT/ FREE, booking required

How would your life change if your computer could interface with your oven? What if your appliances could communicate with each other influenced by your habits and activity? In what ways can technology further alter and impact our day to day lives, and how can businesses offer increased availability and application of this burgeoning sector?

Join LCR Activate for a deep-dive into the Internet of Things - an exploration of how increased technological interconnection of ordinary, everyday home-items (such as smart toasters or wearable sensors) can and will be used to shape our lives.