Liverpool Science Park View

Knowledge Quarter set for investor hunt

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KQ Liverpool's spin-out development company, now known as Sciontec, will use the upcoming MIPIM to launch the search for a private investor to work alongside the city's council and universities as the partnership seeks new projects across the City Region.

Alison Mitchell, Executive Director, Sensor City 2

NW in 2018 | Building a knowledge network

In recent years, the benefits associated with collaborative working have become prevalent, particularly in the science and tech sectors, and we’re continuing to champion this at Sensor City, writes executive director, Alison Mitchell.

Future Liv Transport Plan

MIPIM UK I Liverpool keen to land transport pilot

Jessica Middleton-Pugh & Neil Tague

Following the publication of a spatial masterplan for the emerging Knowledge Quarter, KQ Liverpool has set out a plan for the improvement of connectivity within the city.

Sensor City 6

SITE VISIT | Liverpool’s Sensor City

Alice Cachia

As Government-backed research base Sensor City welcomes its first tech start-up tenants, Place North West visits the 25,000 sq ft building which is the first piece in Liverpool's university enterprise zone.

Sam Youtube Cover

THING OF THE WEEK

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Building sites across the UK, ready yourselves for the arrival of Sam the semi-automated mason, a robot making a name for itself laying 3,000 bricks a day compared to the human average of 500.

Tech Report Table

Tech study finds NW playing catch-up

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Unsurprisingly, Manchester is leading the North West in the tech industry, according to the Tech Nation 2017 report published this week, with £2.9bn of digital turnover annually. But why do Reading, Bristol and Bath have much larger digital turnovers than Manchester, asks Laura Storey.

Sir Richard Leese Manchester City Council

Leese heads NW tech trip to SXSW

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While Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein made his annual voyage to the south of France for property convention MIPIM, leader Sir Richard Leese led a separate delegation to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, to promote technology businesses in the region.