Liverpool is enjoying a renaissance, powered by the digital tech companies that operate within the city – in particular those that cluster around the Baltic Triangle district.
Here, gaming, virtual reality and digital agencies are thriving where once only disused warehouses existed. The area’s transformation is much to the credit of the Baltic Creative Community Interest Company and Elevator Studios.
The story does not end there. Other sectors within the city are booming too, as evidenced by the national Industrial Strategy launching at the city’s science and innovation campus, Sci-Tech Daresbury.
Last year saw notable successes emerge from the Baltic Triangle, such as vTime, a company born out of the ashes of big local studio Psygnosis.
In the city centre, a new cluster is forming around the commercial district, where high-profile businesses such as Mando sit alongside co-working space Launch22 and the new Santander Incubator. Meanwhile, in the North Docks, an active IoT and maker community is securing a firm foothold.
Other exciting developments include the Binary Festival, an annual two-day event in which digital tech businesses open their doors to the public.
Schools such as The Studio will strengthen Liverpool’s thriving tech and digital industries. The school educates young people for success in a digital world.
Meanwhile, the Government’s commitment to a £556 million boost for the Northern Powerhouse can only mean positive progression for the digital tech sector, while the city exercises new powers through devolution.
We develop and publish vTime, the leading social VR app that connects people in a completely new and unique way. People use vTime to socialise, engage and communicate with each other in virtual reality.
Being a creative technology business, it helps massively to be located in a place that has character, feels vibrant, is in a good location, and has a heart. It helps to give us our identity, and aids recruitment of talent. It also means we have a great place to relax after work.
LivingLens captures and analyses video content via speech, actions and sentiment, translating human behaviour into insights. We make working with video efficient and scalable by breaking it down into a usable data asset that enables fast insights creation.
We are located in the Baltic Triangle, which is now home to many digital tech and creative companies. This community is highly supportive and is committed to helping digital tech and creative businesses like us to succeed.