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The Digital Innovation Facility's Mission
The Digital Innovation Facility is the UK’s leading centre for the development and industrial application of next-generation digital technologies for Industry.
What we deliver
We help companies overcome barriers to deliver innovative products and services built on the technologies of immersive simulation, visualisation, big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous systems.
How we work
We have developed a new paradigm for industry and university interaction; A dedicated facility that houses six state-of-the-art development laboratories with the latest equipment. Spearheaded by a translational and commercially led team, the Digital Innovation Facility is backed by some of the UK’s leading researchers and experts within their field.
Who we work with
We help companies realise the potential of their ambitions and overcome technical hurdles and innovation challenges for unlocking their digital transformation. We help our partners to accelerate and de-risk the development and delivery of new products, processes and services across all industry sectors whilst accessing new opportunities and markets.
World Class Facilities
The DIF is leading the application of autonomous robotics & AI to deliver the Laboratory of the Future. Building on the capabilities of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Materials Design, the team pair the latest advancement in AI-driven chemistry.
The DIF’s Mixed Reality Laboratory hosts Europe’s most advanced large-scale Virtual Reality (VR) Powerwall providing up to three independent viewers with their own accurate head-tracked perspective.
The Immersive Laboratory of Collaborative Multisensory VR, part of the University of Liverpool’s “Advanced Network Research Group” which also researches network security and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Teaching industrial robots and autonomous systems to be more perceptive and sensitive.
A unique space to validate the next generation of UAV’s for business applications.
The DIF’s Extreme Environment Lab is a purpose-built multi-storey indoor facility dedicated to the design, manufacture, analysis, and testing of both aerial and land-based drones.
The Trustworthy Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory is focused on developing theories, algorithms, and tools to detect, verify, and enhance the safety and security of learning-enabled autonomous systems.
Applied industrial innovation is at the heart of our approach. Whether you are a multi-national business, a scaling SME, or a new startup, the Digital Innovation Facility will help you explore the capability of digital technology to realise your business ambitions.