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 shortlisted for The Engineer awards

STRIVE project continues to gain recognition with The Engineer award nomination. READ MORE

The VEC at the official opening of the new Alder Hey in the Park hospital

Alder Hey in the Park, the new Alder Hey Children's Hospital, is being officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen. The VEC is proud to be part of this celebration. READ MORE


Introduction to the Virtual Engineering Centre