The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) has launched its new facility at the University’s campus in London at an event which attracted over 40 organisations including ARUP, Aston Martin and Hitachi Rail.
The launch event provided an opportunity to showcase the VEC’s latest VR facilities to organisations as well as the expertise of the VEC team in digital design technology including advanced modelling and simulation.
The launch programme provided the latest perspectives on digital technologies from representatives from academia, industry and education providers and explained how the VEC are supporting academic colleagues in Architecture, Industrial Design and Urban Planning in ensuring the graduates of the future have the necessary digital skills required by industry.
There were also VR demonstrations and an opportunity for delegates to network, discuss R&D possibilities, learn about accessing facilities and expertise with the VEC team and representatives and experts in Architecture, Urban Planning and Industrial Design.
Professor Ken Badcock, Pro Vice Chancellor for Science and Engineering who welcomed delegates to the launch, said: “Digital technologies are changing the way products, buildings and urban environments are designed, developed and utilised at an ever faster pace.
“The launch of our new VEC facility in London gives businesses, students and organisations the opportunity to learn about these developments from sectors including architecture, building design, urban planning, automotive and transport and understand how such technologies can transform their business.”
The VEC forms part of the University’s Digital theme which consists of research, facilities and education expertise in data, connectivity, computing power, automation, virtual reality and analytics.
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