Virtual engineering research at the University of Liverpool has underpinned the development of the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) which has worked with UK industry to explore, develop and test digital technologies. Impact has been achieved via City Region and national industrial interventions, to maximise the benefits of increasing adoption of digital technology. These interventions have resulted in positive economic, productivity and training outcomes and is cited by government as an exemplar in meeting the UK vision for e-infrastructure. Specific outputs and examples of impact include:
- Engagement with over 500 SMEs, creating 150 jobs and safeguarding a further 242. The value of arising goods and services from LCR 4.0 is £10,000,000.
- Reduction in new automotive product development times of 6 months.
- Delivery of a mixed-reality training tool, saving £20,000,000 in costs.
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