Thought Leadership: Shaping a new future with innovation and digital technologies

Andrew Borland, CIO at the Virtual Engineering Centre, University of Liverpool, looks at how digital technologies can help transform UK manufacturing.   […]


Liverpool’s VEC to deliver £5.1m innovation support programme for city region’s SMEs

  A new partnership between the University of Liverpool’s VEC (Virtual Engineering Centre), Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and Edge Hill University […]


THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: UK’s Advanced Manufacturing Plan: fortune will favour the bold

The Department for Business and Trade published its Advanced Manufacturing Plan in November – a document that could be a watershed moment […]


University to establish £1M UK National Centre for Digital Heritage

New UK National Centre for Digital Heritage Centre to be established in Liverpool City Region following landmark AHRC funding as part of […]


*VEC in the News*

Sharing our latest news and announcements with our stakeholders and networks.   The Manufacturer: Shaping a new future with innovation and digital […]


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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