Space to Innovate 

Your very own space to connect, create and grow

As a Space to Innovate member you’ll have access to the following benefits: 

  • Latest Tech: The opportunity to create products in £1m state-of-the-art laboratories equipped, with the very latest technologies
  • Expert support: Access to our expert technical and business support teams, providing insight and advice for growth, digitisation and strategic adoption.  
  • Connections: Access to networking and collaboration opportunities with partner institutions and national sector organisations 

Our membership packages

Sensor City’s Space to Innovate package is the first of its kind and has been specially designed for those businesses looking to accelerate the development of innovative ideas and growth. To offer even more flexibility, the innovation package has been split into three offerings – all designed to suit the needs of ambitious scale-ups.

Network Package


This package is ideal for businesses that want to be part of the Sensor City ecosystem and connect with a wider network of experts, influencers and collaborators.  

By becoming a Member of Sensor City, you will receive: 

  • Regular introductions to the Sensor City ecosystem of businesses, academic institutions and corporate partners  
  • Regular showcasing opportunities as part of Sensor City’s events and those of its stakeholders 
  • Preferential rates for meeting and event spaces within Sensor City’s state-of-the-art facility 
  • Reduced rates for laboratory equipment and Sensor City expert support 
  • Access to pay-as-you-go hot desking  

Technical Package

Bespoke - project by project basis

This package is perfect for those businesses looking to supercharge their product development process and rapid prototyping requirements.  

As part of this package, via our dedicated technical team, you will have access to the following:  

  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment for rapid prototyping, including advanced electronics, additive and subtractive manufacturing, augmented and virtual reality facilities (high performance computing, wired and wireless VRs) 
  • A multidisciplinary technical team to provide expert advice to help bring your ideas to life  
  • Access to ‘member only’ specialist software 
  • Project requirements will be discussed with the team and the optimum approach proposed and agreed with associated costs. If taken in conjunction with our Network package, preferential rates on technical support can be accessed  

360 Growth Package


This package gives ambitious businesses the maximum level of support they need to unlock growth, quickly. Working with our expert teams, you’ll be able to design a bespoke business development programme made up of some of our most popular support initiatives. Support could include:  

  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment for rapid prototyping  
  • Sensor City’s multidisciplinary technical team, providing expert support at every step of the creation, development and testing of product prototypes  
  • Unique collaboration opportunities with partner academic institutions and national sector associations
  • Identification of business development opportunities
  • Access to marketing and event resources to raise your business profile 
  • Introductions to corporate partners and B2B contacts to grow your pipeline and growth opportunities
  • Increased network of peers, experts and influencers to encourage learning and collaboration  

Trusted business members include: 


What our Space to Innovate Members say…

“Being a part of the Sensor City ecosystem has opened us up to a number of growth opportunities. The business development support we’ve received alone has seen us raise the profile and reputation of the business helping us to attract investment and funding, along with three recent award wins.”  

 Paul Byrne, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at PIN IoT  

“As a developer of bespoke scientific measurement instruments, Sensor City has been invaluable to access the technical engineering support, know-how and prototyping needed, as well as provide a professional space to build and test prototypes and demonstrate them to clients.” 

Dr Andrew Hopkinson, Founder and Developer at Hopkinson Research  

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Sensor City? Why should I become a member?

Sensor City is a global hub for the development of sensor technologies & rapid prototyping, created through a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. 

We bring businesses from all sectors together with academic partners to bring innovative sensor and IoT concepts to life and create commercially viable solutions. We do this through a range of support packages aimed at a full spectrum of business sizes – particularly scale-up businesses.  

2. What is the Space to Innovate membership? Who is it designed for?

The Space to Innovate membership has been specially designed to provide businesses with access to support, guidance, state-of-the-art equipment and world class technical expertise.  

Dependent on the needs of your business, we’ve developed three variations of the membership package.  

3. What are the main benefits of each package?

a. Network package – Designed for businesses that want to connect with Sensor City’s ecosystem consisting of experts, influencers, academics and collaborators. This package is free of charge, although you have the option to access pay-as-you-go hotdesking spaces.

b. Technical package – The Technical Package is aimed at businesses looking to take the next step with their product idea, offering product testing and development support, as well as rapid prototyping. You will have access to technical specialists and state of the art facilities and software. This package is costed out on a project by project basis.  

c. 360 Growth Package – The 360 Growth Package gives businesses the maximum level of support and guidance to help accelerate business growth. You will benefit from all of the support available in the network and technical packages, as well receiving your own business development programme. This will enable you to identify innovation opportunities, undertake creative R&& and be supported through your growth journey. This package costs £3,000 or £250/m for 12 months.  

4. How can I apply for membership?

You can apply and enquire about memberships here

5. How long does Membership last for?

The free networking membership has no expiry – once you’re a member, you’re a valued member for life!  

As the technical membership is designed based on a project only basis, your membership will be scoped out right at the start of your engagement with Sensor City’s experts, in line with your bespoke technical requirements. 

The 360 Growth Package membership is valid for a period of 12 months. 

6. What other options are available?

We can also offer businesses office space and hot desk suites, as well as spaces for meetings and events - click here to find out more. 

Get in touch to discuss your needs and find out what we can do for you.  

Enquire about membership