Sensor City is a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University and is a flagship University Enterprise Zone. We enable industry and academic partners in a range of sectors to translate their innovative sensor concepts into commercially viable solutions.
From our purpose-built base in Liverpool we offer existing companies and budding entrepreneurs the technical expertise, business support and international platform needed to collaborate, fund and promote sensor solutions to a global market. Positioned at the intersection of industry and academia, Sensor City facilitates connectivity and fosters progress, helping partners to capitalise on the growing sensor revolution. We aim to make Liverpool a world-recognised centre for sensor technologies.
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Opportunities for small and medium enterprises
Sensor City helps our SME partners by fostering innovation, resourcing research and development and providing assistance to ultimately get new concepts to market. Our support includes access to purpose-built accommodation, high-end facilities, and hands-on technical support for new prototype developments. We will also provide business support, mentoring and networking opportunities, direct access to university talent including interested academics and student placements, pump-priming support, and help accessing funds. All of this is delivered in a supportive environment that aims to de-risk the development process.
Opportunities for larger companies
The innovation Sensor City fosters is essential for larger companies looking to evolve and expand. We provide a single gateway for larger firms wanting to identify and engage with companies and universities working at the cutting edge of sensor technology. By providing opportunities for rapid engagement, facilities for fast tracked development, tailored accelerator programmes to source new innovation and support from interested academics, we can provide corporates with a solid return on investment and a real market advantage.
Opportunities for universities
Sensor City provides the opportunity for research collaborations between academia and industry, with many potential benefits for universities. These include: research income and posts; IP generation; participation in accelerator activities; access to core facilities; a business support programme; the translation of research into commercially viable products and maximisation of research impact. Unique industry access and entrepreneurial funding will also be available for students and post-graduates, ideally leading to high-value spin-out companies and jobs.
Opportunities for our partners
Sensor City provides an ideal arena for partners and sponsors looking to raise their company profile, meet potential clients, and benefit from intelligence provided by Sensor City’s customers. We are seeking partners who recognise the potential for sensor technologies and want to collaborate with us in fostering and supporting the sensor community. In return we can provide exclusive event opportunities, client referrals, and early insight into the latest sensor technologies.