The Virtual Engineering Centre( VEC) is home to a multi-national and multi-skilled team coming from a range of backgrounds, specialising in engineering, technology, research, software development and much more! Our team come from all over the world including Germany, Turkey, Italy, Russia, the UK, India, China and more!


The Virtual Engineering Centre has worked with an impressive list of companies from across the UK and come from a range of sizes from Bentley, BAC and BAE Systems to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Optis and Local SME, 4D Products.

These companies have benefited from a selection of different speciliased skills being applied into their businesses, helping with a range of processes and developments including using CAD Data to create a realistic virtual prototype to using a 7 foot virtual heart, allowing surgeons to better prepare upcoming critical operations.


Engaging with Students

The VEC is part of the University of Liverpool and we work together to engage students with the world of engineering, to enhance their skill set, interest and awareness of real opportunities available to them. The VEC can be found at the Sci-Tech Daresbury park, University of Liverpool Campus and our newly opened London Campus via the University of Liverpool in London. This allows us to offer even more students and businesses the opportunity to work, collaborate and grow alongside the VEC.

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The Future of Engineering

The VEC is proud to be the lead partner within a regional project, LCR 4.0. Part-funded by the ERDF, the project consists of a range of partners including Liverpool John Moores University, Sensor City, The Hartree Centre and the Liverpool City Region LEP. Together these organisations offer local businesses the opportunity to receive free support for adopting 4.0 technologies within their manufacturing businesses.

Since the launch in November 2016, the VEC has worked with a great range of companies based within the North West with a number of different manufacturing goals and needs. Just a few examples of how we have helped businesses include improving product development by creating virtual prototypes of products allowing for fast and easy changes to be made, product design to ensure flaws are eliminated and software development which can then be linked to a range of products.

To find out more about LCR 4.0, please click here.