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Transforming industry through digital adoption

About the VEC

Project Faith – the development of the next generation of nuclear energy technology

The University of Liverpool’s VEC are delighted to be part of Project Faith – supporting the development of the next generation of […]


University’s VEC to partner in Phase 2 of UK nuclear research programme

The University of Liverpool and the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) have been awarded a contract to support a key UK government nuclear […]


The University launches its new Institute for Digital Engineering and Autonomous Systems

The University of Liverpool launches its new Institute for Digital Engineering and Autonomous Systems – IDEAS Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of […]


*VEC in the News*

August – November 2020   Sharing our latest news and announcements with our stakeholders and networks.   St Helens Chamber Magazine: The […]


University collaborates with Cammell Laird to keep nuclear energy project on track

Merseyside shipyard and maritime engineering company Cammell Laird is harnessing virtual modelling expertise from the University of Liverpool to overcome project delivery […]


Return, Restart and Repurpose post Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis has caused mass disruption for businesses across all sectors. The last few months have been about survival, but now […]


Local Business Supports Pandemic Effort with 3D Printing Technology

A Birkenhead company has used its new 3D printing expertise to develop ground-breaking ventilators and PPE equipment following a collaboration with the […]


3 steps to unlock investment and skills in robotics and automation

The Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) were joined by DHL Supply Chain and the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) for an ‘ask us anything’ […]


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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