3rd May 2019

The University of Liverpool’s Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) is set to partner with Bristol’s Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) to jointly deliver technologies that will accelerate the design of high value products and services.

The VEC provides digital engineering solutions to industry through its extensive expertise and its specialist digital laboratories. It leverages academic research and the latest scientific and technological infrastructure to improve productivity.

Virtual Reality simulation at Liverpool’s Virtual Engineering Centre

CFMS is an independent, not-for-profit specialist in digital engineering. Together, CFMS and VEC will work to maximise the benefits of their complementary skills by developing and demonstrating the impact of disruptive digital technologies for industrial clients.

The three-year partnership will also provide the High Value Design (HVD) community with a stronger, common voice for UK RTO to engage with key industrial and government stakeholders in the market, to inform policy, lobby for and negotiate investment in the field of HVD, nationally and locally.

Lynn Dwyer, Head of Commercial for the VEC, said:

“By bringing together our resources, we hope to continue developing industrial digitalisation to further benefit business. CFMS has significant experience and a proven track record in this area, so we’re looking forward to collaborating with the team to prepare for the next generation of design services.”

Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer at CFMS, added:

“We’re delighted to partner with the VEC and to capitalise on our unified strengths to deliver increased productivity across high value design organisations. Together, we hope to lead, develop, and demonstrate the value and real delivery of technological change that enables digitalisation, innovation and business transformation in the global marketplace.”

CFMS and the VEC both foster collaboration by working directly across industry, academia and the digital supply chain and encourages the exchange of ideas and collaborative practices to form new networks and strategic partnerships.

Established in 2010, the VEC is located at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) laboratory at Daresbury  as well as the School of Engineering at the University.

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