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DriverNet wins Merseyside Innovation Awards 2019
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DriverNet wins Merseyside Innovation Awards 2019

St Helens-based DriverNet, has won this year’s highly contested Merseyside Innovation Awards (MIA), hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa, Liverpool. Since 1996, the awards have recognised and rewarded companies and individuals in Merseyside who use creativity to fuel growth and profitability. The awards aim to help them turn great ideas into great...

Local entrepreneurs tackle national schools crisis with new digital platform
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Local entrepreneurs tackle national schools crisis with new digital platform

New Liverpool start-up SupplyWell has successfully brought its innovative digital platform to market with support from the LCR Activate programme.  Latest national figures state that £1.26 billion is spent on supply teachers each year and up to £520 million is spent on agency fees in LEA schools alone – £21.5 million of which is in Liverpool City Region.   SupplyWell’s platform...

Make Thread
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Make Thread

Based in the cultural heart of Liverpool City Region, Draw & Code was established in 2012 to create immersive experiences and products.

Draw & Code
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Draw & Code

Based in the cultural heart of Liverpool City Region, Draw & Code was established in 2012 to create immersive experiences and products.

Steam School
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Steam School

Name: Steam School Technologies: App development Sector: Education Partner: Liverpool Business School Background Launched in January 2018, Steam School hosts a weekly live broadcast with role models from science, tech and digital media sectors for #TALKTECHTHURSDAYS. The live video podcasts aim to inspire students to raise their aspirations and develop awareness of technological change through...

1 in 4 Liverpool City Region businesses supported by Activate develop new successful products
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1 in 4 Liverpool City Region businesses supported by Activate develop new successful products

One in four businesses supported by Activate, the Liverpool City Region’s leading support programme for the digital and creative sectors, have successfully pioneered a new innovative product or service as a result of their involvement with the programme.   Activate, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), helps SMEs grow by exploring...

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LJMU’s Paul Marrow on using data in business

Paul Marrow, from Activate partner Liverpool John Moores University, explains that many businesses are missing out on the opportunity of using data to make themselves more competitive. Despite living at a time of greater data proliferation than ever before, many businesses still view data-driven decision making as the reserve of large enterprises. We come across...

LCR Activate Launched
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LCR Activate Launched

Over 150 business leaders and supporters from the digital and creative sector attended the launch of the LCR Activate project on Tuesday 3rd October, to hear how SMEs can grow their business through accessing emerging technologies.