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Sensor City Influence Shows No Signs Of Slowing With New Cohort Of International Tenants


Global innovation hub Sensor City is positioning Liverpool
City Region as an international leader in Industry 4.0 with a cohort of new
tenants. The latest organisations to call Sensor City home are, Visual5d (V5D),
Render Nation, Nova, Pulse Systems, Sensicon and Aerodrums.

Having worked with
construction giants Kier, Balfour Beattie, Morgan Sindall and Laing O'Rourke,
V5D is widely recognised as a trailblazer in 4D structural sequencing.

“With an established
presence across North America, UK and Ireland, we are now keen to evolve our
services further,” explained Johanna Mylius, Managing Director at V5D. “The
on-site laboratory facilities and extensive support from the team makes Sensor
City the perfect place to take us through this next phase of growth.”

Further cementing its
global influence, Sensor City has also welcomed Render Nation, an international
production support and 3D rendering expert. The company hopes to capitalise on
the connection and collaboration opportunities at Sensor City to develop its
computer-generated images, animations and augmented reality (AR) apps for its

Dr Joanne Phoenix,
interim executive director at Sensor City said: “2019 has already seen Sensor
City undergo a period of significant growth. This is largely due to the fact
that it is now attracting organisations with a diverse range of products and
offerings, that operate on both a national and international scale. Whilst we
are still very much committed to promoting Liverpool City Region as leading the
Industry 4.0 revolution, we are also focused on building our international
presence. This latest cohort of tenants is really helping to cement that global

Keen to stay true to
its key offering, Sensor City continues to champion Liverpool City Region's
home-grown talent in the tech, digital and creative industries too.

Liverpool-based tech
start-up co-foundry Nova has recently moved into the Sensor City building to
help identify and support local entrepreneurs by developing ideas into
successful, scalable tech start-ups in sectors including healthcare, fintech,
education and eGaming.

Meanwhile, Aerodrums
has taken up residency to develop a next generation of products and grow its
team, with Sensicon hoping to use its Sensor City status to help start-ups and
SMEs in developing product to market strategies.

Having first moved
into Sensor City in January 2018 on a hot desk basis, sensor innovators Pulse
Systems has now taken up permanent office space within the building to develop
its business activities further. This progression demonstrates the intended
natural flow of SMEs through Sensor City, with Member companies receiving
business and technical support to help them grow at pace.

As a joint venture
between Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool,
Sensor City is a global hub that works with hi-tech businesses on new systems
and applications using sensor technology and the IoT. Having welcomed a total
number of 15 new tenants and 56 hot deskers since its launch in 2017, Sensor
City is set to further bridge the knowledge gap between new disruptive
technologies and local enterprise.

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