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Posted on October 28, 2019 by staff

Liverpool accelerator set for £15m grant

Liverpool accelerator set for £15m grant

Metro mayor Steve Rotheram
Metro mayor Steve Rotheram

A £15m grant to expand The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Liverpool is set to be granted by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

The expansion of the research and technology organisation to create more than 40 highly skilled jobs.

Having recently moved to the Liverpool Science Park, the MTC is said to provide a competitive environment, bridging the gap between university-based research and the development of manufacturing solutions, working with the automotive, aerospace, construction, defence, rail, informatics, fast-moving consumer goods and electronics sectors.

Metro mayor Steve Rotheram said: “The Liverpool City Region is already a hotbed of advanced manufacturing activity and we are leading the way, nationally and internationally.

“The funding will have the twin benefits of delivering solutions for established industries whilst also providing a space in which innovative and responsive SMEs can develop.

“Being able to support facilities like this, which will drive the city region’s economic fortunes, is one of the main reasons we are so keen to take more decisions locally.”

Neil Rawlinson, strategic development director at the MTC, added: “At the MTC, we believe our purpose is to have a positive impact on society. We know we can do that by working in partnership with the Liverpool City Region innovation community.

“We are excited to be expanding our facilities and services in the Liverpool region, working with our partners and regional stakeholders to help manufacturers in the North West region stay competitive, improve product development and benefit from new manufacturing and digital technologies.”