Virtual Engineering Centre

Enhancing your capability through virtual innovation


January 2017

The Nine Pillars of Industry 4.0

You may have heard a lot about the fourth industrial revolution but do you know about the nine advancements in modern technology that form the foundation of Industry 4.0? Read on below for details on the nine pillars that are... Continue Reading →


Liverpool City Region LEP offers useful insights into LCR4

Earlier this month, The Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LCR LEP) offered a number of Growth Hub Partners the opportunity to come down to the waterfront to learn more about the new and exciting, LCR 4.0 project. Part-funded by ERDF,... Continue Reading →

Andrew Borland joins the VEC and LCR4 Project

Andrew Borland has joined the VEC as Commercialisation Manager where he will also be joining the LCR 4.0 team, supporting LCR 4.0 clients and our technical team with commercial development, intellectual property protection and technology licensing. Previously IP Business Manager at the... Continue Reading →

Meet the Team: Georgia Georgiou

The VEC'S Research Associate,Georgia joined the VEC in August 2010, as member of the initial research team and is currently working on the LCR4.0 programme, assisting BAC Ltd in developing the racing variant of the supercar MONO by using advanced modelling,... Continue Reading →

Meet the Team: Carlo Pinto

Carlo is our Software Developer and Research Associate and is always present for client and visitor demonstrations, ensuring everything runs smoothly. Carlo joined the VEC in December 2013 as an Erasmus Placement student and in February 2015 as Software Technologist, supporting the... Continue Reading →

The Facts about LCR4.0

As the LCR4 Project (partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund) has officially launched we are starting to gain an abundance of enquiries into the project from a number of businesses and local SME’s. We thought it would be... Continue Reading →

The future of Virtual Engineering

2016 introduced virtual realities to the masses as virtual headsets were on the top of most Christmas wishlists but where will virtual realities go in 2017 and beyond... 2016 showed us huge development and growth towards augmented and virtual realities... Continue Reading →

Meet the Team: Mike Sherratt

Mike joined the VEC early in 2014 and has a background in computer science with numerous years' experience in senior ICT roles. Mike is our Digital Facilities Manager and is always happy to help when anyone has a question! Microsoft and Apple... Continue Reading →

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