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Transforming industry through digital adoption

About the VEC

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

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) at the University of Liverpool has been awarded £1million funding to establish the UK’s first National Centre […]


DIF celebrates one-year anniversary through successful collaborative projects and the creation of more than 70 new digital jobs

It has been one year since the University of Liverpool’s Digital Innovation Facility (DIF) officially opened in a memorable ceremony with Liverpool […]


CW4.0 assists family-owned manufacturer to triple its footprint in Cheshire

Cheshire-based manufacturer Autac has expanded into a new advanced manufacturing facility in Macclesfield with the help of digital transformation support service CW4.0. […]


Preserving Heritage: A Key to Understanding our Identity and Generating Economic Benefits

Our heritage is an essential part of our lives, providing a link to our past and a deeper understanding of our ancestors’ […]


*VEC in the News*

Sharing our latest news and announcements with our stakeholders and networks. University to establish £1M UK National Centre for Digital Heritage Growth […]


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