CW4.0 provides Cheshire & Warrington businesses with access to the some of the most advanced and comprehensive R&D facilities in the North West.

Our cohort of SMEs won’t only benefit from the expertise of three research organisations, they also have access to workshops and digital laboratories in both Daresbury and Liverpool.

These facilities allow companies to try new technologies at no cost. From additive manufacturing and robotics to virtual prototyping, simulation and AI.

CW4.0 offers your business the opportunity to access a wide variety of technologies, tools and equipment on your doorstep and the access to engineers and technicians experienced at helping you explore the right tool to prove your concept and make the right choice to solve your problem.


CW4.0 brings together the research and development capabilities of the University of Liverpool, LJMU and STFC along with the sector specific strategic insights and connections of the Northern Automotive Alliance.

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Implementation is a big challenge for many manufacturing businesses. Turning an ambitious idea into a profitable and reliable reality takes expertise, testing and time. We have a unique take on to how to effectively implement innovation.

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