As a joint venture between the University of Liverpool (UoL) and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), our innovation hub facilitates and promotes collaboration between academia and industry and supports the development of innovative sensor and IoT concepts into commercially viable solutions.

Through our University Enterprise Zone (UEZ) status, we are committed to increasing local growth and innovation, and therefore the technical and business support we offer for our university partners and students extends far beyond graduation.

Sensor City provides discretionary free of charge (via State Aid) support to UoL and LJMU alumni owned SMEs, operating in the IoT and Sensor technology fields. This includes SMEs who are developing novel applications for existing sensor or IoT technologies, which allows flexibility in applying the discretionary support.

The complimentary support that Sensor City provides to graduate and academic start-ups includes work space, access to laboratory equipment and commercial introductions.

Dr Joanne Phoenix, Interim Executive Director at Sensor City, explains: “Start-ups face many barriers to entry and so we want to give them the best start possible and help fast-track their growth potential.”

Sensor City engages with its university partners and start-up community through a wide range of activities including hosting events, facilitating joint projects with larger corporate clients and promoting research specialisms to peers, industry and media.

To date, the innovation hub has 34 resident members who have alumni or student founders, have hosted PhD and intern placements, have undertaken research collaborations, or have employed partner university graduates.

Sensor City will continue to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators and is keen to help retain the latest graduate talent within Liverpool City Region.

A full breakdown of available support for Alumni owned SMEs is below:

  • 6-12 months hot desk licences
  • Registered Company address
  • Membership at Sensor City for 12-months
  • Business development support
  • Access to our lab equipment and technical support services at reduced rates
  • CPD / technical events
  • Business to business commercial introductions

To take advantage of this support, contact Louise Goodman: / 0151 705 6003

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