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Colour Research Links

Academic Links

In 2006, through European Union, Framework 6 Marie Curie Conferences & Training Courses (SCF), CREATE, Colour Research for European Advanced Technology Employment, was established. Carinna was successful in gaining half a million Euros to work with European Institutes to host, teach and exchange knowledge in many aspects of colour.

The co-institutes are:
Università Degli Studi Di Milano, Italy;
Gjøvik University College, Norway;
University of Leeds;
University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland,
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain;
Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France;
Pannon University (formerly University of Veszprém) Hungary.

The courses and conferences began in September 2007 and run for 4 years. To find out more about CREATE, you can visit the website at www.create.uwe.ac.uk

The Colour science research tema also have strong academic links with John McCann from The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), USA. The Society for Imaging Science and Technology is an international non-profit organization whose goal is to keep members aware of the latest scientific and technological developments in the field of imaging through conferences, journals and other publications.

Industry Links

The Colour science lab have developed strong links with a range of cutting edge Industrial partners during the course of their research including:

Hewlett Packard Labs in Bristol, Palo Alto, San Diego and Barcelona
ColourCom, Oxford
Cranfield Colours and Caligo Inks, Wales

Roland DG
The British Musem, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Society of Dyers and Colourists

Links with Artists

Colour has a huge social and economic impact in the EU, affecting everyday life. It is not possible, for the visually sighted, to imagine any situation of everyday life where colour does not play a part. The application of digital colour is used in many commercial, industrial and academic sectors: from digital television to graphic design. One of the fastest growth areas, for example, is the colour sector relating to digital photography and inkjet printing, which has far-reaching implications for how images are captured, printed and archived.

However, as the application of digital colour increases, there still remains a problem regarding the management of colour: how colour is transferred from one device to another, how colour is measured, perceived, printed, and as more digital print technologies are employed, its permanence.


Colour Research

Research Projects

Links with Academia / Industry


CPD Courses