LCR Tech Climbers is a celebration of the most innovative and fastest-growing tech businesses in the Liverpool City Region (LCR). The initiative aims to put the region on the map as an investable, global tech destination.

To be eligible for the Tech Climbers list, businesses had to be based predominantly in Liverpool City Region and have their own intellectual property (IP) or proprietary technology. They also had to demonstrate

Businesses also had to demonstrate their:

• Impact – environmental or social

• Innovation- an ability to innovate and invest in the development of IP

• Investment – show strong growth and investment potential

NeedleSmart have been named as ‘One to Watch’ in LCR’s list of Tech Climbers 2021 with our innovative devices and digital vaccination system. NeedleSmart devices take a hypodermic needle at the point of use, heat it to over 1,300 degrees Celsius and compresses it into a ball, converting a sharp needle into a sterile sphere of metal in just seconds. Our digital vaccination system also digitalises the vaccination process with every detail being automatically recorded in the Cloud. 

According to Tech Data analysis, the North West attracted £600 million in venture capital investment in 2019, with a total of £77 million being invested into emerging technologies which is great news for the Liverpool City Region.

LCR Tech Climbers have found that there is now an ever-increasing demand for innovative technology and digital solutions needed to combat not only the pandemic, but other risks we face, for example, in relation to climate challenge.

To find out more about LCR Tech Climbers 2021, visit

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