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Transforming industry through digital adoption

About the VEC

Overcoming barriers to food access in Liverpool City Region

Researchers from the University of Liverpool are collaborating with commercial, government, and charity sector partners to improve healthy food access in the […]


New fully-funded support will enable Cheshire & Warrington Manufacturers to exploit digital technologies

£5.6 million, ERDF-funded project brings together leading Universities and industry experts to support growth and resilience in the region’s SME manufacturers   […]


WHITE PAPER: Transforming digital twins into digital products that thrive in the real world

From their origins in the aerospace industry, digital twins have emerged as a lynchpin technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. By creating […]


£10.7M boost for industrial digitalisation in North West

The University of Liverpool’s Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) is leading two new programmes to boost productivity in the North West through the […]


*VEC in the News*

Sharing our latest news and announcements with our stakeholders and networks.   New Hartree Centre office opens at the Digital Innovation Facility […]


Our expertise

Access to world-class research & expertise. Unrivalled partnerships and networks.


World class facilities

  • Digital Labs

  • Digital Test Beds

  • Sandpit Method

A unique facility where collaborative exploration of emerging research and digital technologies help accelerate the growth of new innovation ideas for industrial digitalisation.

We create bespoke digital test beds for our clients to explore the reliability and scalability of any industry solution.

Harnessing the latest technologies our clients can explore and gain a deep understanding of their data to make better informed business decisions leading to improved long-term social and industry impact.

Client opinion

"Working with the Virtual Engineering Centre has helped IPS identify where small yet significant improvements can be made to our products, simply by adopting emerging technologies."

Payman Shafighi,
Entomological Scientist
International Pheromone System Ltd

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