Virtual Engineering Centre

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March 2017

VEC and engineering myths

We have decided to crush some of our own myths and rumours about engineering and the VEC! Interest levels are low Many believe engineering can be a niche topic however engineering is a fast paced industry and can be found... Continue Reading →


National recognition for LCR 4.0 at first ever 4IR APPG

March marked the formal launch of the 4IR All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) at the House of Commons. Set up by government as a response to the fourth industrial revolution, the group aims to drive the business infrastructure required to... Continue Reading →

Lack of business support is barrier to innovation

Liverpool City Region’s manufacturers need more support to unleash the potential benefits associated with Industry 4.0 technologies according to a survey conducted by LCR 4.0 partner, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). LJMU’s findings show that of the SMEs questioned, 16.7... Continue Reading →


LCR 4.0 is a regional ERDF funded project which aims to support local manufacturing SMEs to develop new products and processes through the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies. The partners involved, Virtual Engineering Centre (University of Liverpool), Liverpool John Moores... Continue Reading →

Celebrating International Woman’s Day 2017

In an Industry which seems to be stereotypically for men, the VEC are challenging these stereotypes as we highlight the fantastic and bold women who are involved in engineering, technology and science today! The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) Lynn Dwyer... Continue Reading →

Digital Design and Architecture Launch

Thursday 2nd March saw the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) venture down to our London Campus as part of the University of Liverpool in London in Finsbury Sqaure. Here we hosted an event looking into the potential of digital design and... Continue Reading →

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