The Manufacturing Technology Centre has given its wholehearted support to the Liverpool City Region All Party Parliamentary Group's major report calling for investment to level up the region and work towards net zero.
From its base in Liverpool's Knowledge Quarter, the MTC supported the inquiry into skills and innovation, infrastructure, housing and transport, and transition to a net zero economy.
The MTC has backed calls for investment in a National Centre of Excellence for Modern Methods of Construction. As a key member of the Construction Innovation Hub, the MTC believes that developing and using modern manufacturing techniques will play a key role in improving and increasing the region's housing stock and help the drive to reach net zero carbon.
The Liverpool City Region APPG report, which has been presented to Government ahead of the Chancellor's Spending Review, is aimed at levelling up the region, recovering from the pandemic and delivering clean, green and inclusive growth. The report presents Liverpool City Region's priorities in skills, innovation, infrastructure, transport, housing and net zero carbon.
The MTC's director of the North West, Dr Charlie Whitford, speaking to the inquiry, supported its ambitions:
The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK, and was established to prove innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Housing some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, and with facilities in the Liverpool City Region, the Midlands and the South East, the MTC provides a high quality environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale, supporting skills, productivity and growth across the UK manufacturing industry.
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