Vision and approach to innovation capacity
Along with 50% of cities surveyed, Liverpool City Region has an explicit innovation strategy. Similar to 24% of cities surveyed, Liverpool City Region approaches innovation capacity in specific policy areas/domains.
Policy areas that Liverpool City Region is focused on
Economic development: The Hartree Centre (part of the national Science & Technology Facilities Council, a sub-branch of UK government Research & Innovation) operates the most powerful supercomputer in the UK dedicated to industrial R&D. In addition, it is co-located with an IBM Research Global Research Lab, and the primary UK deployment of IBM's Watson AI platform. This collaboration is already revolutionizing patient experience at Alder Hey Children's Hospital via the Alder play app __powered by AI, that is improving clinical outcomes as well as saving time and money.
Health: Liverpool is delivering one of Europe's leading health and social care 5G programs in one of the UK's most deprived communities, on the back of a UK government (DCMS) testbed initiative. The ambition is to scale this out across the whole City region, plus establish a manufacturing and R&D capability.
Policy areas by number of cities
Liverpool City Region utilizes 3 different innovation skills or roles
Economic development advisor
Innovation roles by number of cities
Situated in the Policy and Strategic Commissioning Directorate, the City
Region’s Innovation and Commercialisation Lead Officer works across the Commercial Investment and Development Directorate and is ultimately accountable to the Metro Mayor.