Enhancing your capabilities

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) delivers innovative Virtual Engineering solutions to industry, through the exploitation of academic research and the latest scientific and technological infrastructure.

The VEC is the UK's leading centre of Virtual Engineering technology integration for industrial and commercial applications. A key aim is to enhance capability and improve business performance and competitiveness through the evaluation, application and adoption of Virtual Engineering tools and techniques and to support the development of skills and expertise throughout the Advanced Manufacturing supply chain.

Explore the opportunities

Evaluate and optimise  

Evolve and compete

The VEC comprises a multi-disciplinary team including specialists in engineering, computer science, visualisation and manufacturing technology, and is underpinned by the University of Liverpool and specialist Centres of Excellence. Located at both Sci-Tech Daresbury and The University of Liverpool the VEC acts as a hub in communicating research back to potential end users, while providing competitive advantage to industry.



STRIVE Project recognised at Insider's Made in North West Awards

The STRIVE project has brought home the ‘Education in Business’ award from the 2016 North West Business Insider ‘Made in the North West’ awards. READ MORE

Alder Hey Children's Hospital at the VEC

Transferring VR techniques we've used for other engineering sectors, Alder Hey have worked with the VEC to explore opportunities. READ MORE


IET Celebration of Engineering| Hosted by STFC

IET Celebration of Engineering| Hosted by STFC

Date: 25 May 2016

Lecture sessions on STFC and VEC research and applied programmes followed by a guided tour to a number of high-tech laboratories and test sites. READ MORE

Industrial Perspectives on the Verification & Validation of Autonomous Systems Workshop

Industrial Perspectives on the Verification & Validation  of Autonomous Systems Workshop

Date: 01 July 2016

This EPSRC and Innovate UK- related workshop will showcase the Verification and Validation (V&V) challenges that industrial colleagues are facing as they look to introduce greater autonomy into their products/sectors/services. READ MORE


Introduction to the Virtual Engineering Centre