LJMU innovation and business growth specialists meet SMEs at the Sefton Economic Forum

LJMU joined the University of Liverpool and Edge Hill colleagues, the three higher education delivery partners in the region’s Horizons project, to speak to Sefton-based businesses about the funded, collaborative opportunities on offer to help boost productivity and promote economic growth.

Sefton Council’s business support and inward investment service, InvestSefton, hosted the Summer Economic Forum and Marketplace at Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa, with around 150 delegates attending from SMEs and local businesses to hear more about the work of Horizons and the assistance on offer from a range of experts at the three universities. The InvestSefton Winter Economic Forum will take place on Thursday 14 November at The Lake House, Crosby. 

LJMU a partner in the LCR Horizons project

The Horizons project is a flagship innovation support programme in the Liverpool City Region dedicated to helping SMEs who want to improve their competitiveness and productivity while fostering their economic growth. 

LJMU is a key partner in the project, with experts based in its Faculty of Engineering and Technology providing practical, hands-on assistance and access to knowledge, equipment, facilities, funding and students, the innovative minds of the future. Together LJMU can tailor unique solutions that will future proof local businesses, unlocking their full potential.  

Horizons are backed by £3.7 million from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as the lead authority and delivered with its higher education partners LJMU, the University of Liverpool’s VEC and Edge Hill University.

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