Electronic imaging hub

The Open University has joined forces with specialised component maker, e2v, to establish the e2v Centre for Electronic Imaging at the Open University’s Milton Keynes campus.


The Open University has joined forces with specialised component maker, e2v, to establish the e2v Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) at the Open University’s Milton Keynes campus.



The e2v CEI will be dedicated to research activity and product development of technologies in the field of electronic image sensing. The centre will initially focus on opportunities in space and terrestrial imaging, with plans to extend to health and environmental applications in the near future.



According to e2v, the collaboration will see an investment of £3m in the UK knowledge economy over the next five years. With extensive experience in the development of image sensors for organisations such as NASA, e2v is confident that its knowledge, combined with the Open University’s research capabilities, will prove beneficial to the UK’s technology industry.



Andrew Holland, professor of Electro-Optics at the Open University, said: ‘Both academic research and the development of industrial technology require highly-skilled researchers with a thorough understanding of the needs of industry. The e2v Centre for Electronic Imaging will provide an avenue for doctoral students and research staff to explore routes to industrial advancements for business sustainability, and technological breakthroughs in science and medicine.’



Trevor Cross, chief technology officer at e2v, said: ‘We are very excited about this collaboration with The Open University. This new phase in the development of the e2v CEI, originally located at Brunel University, will see it take a significant step forward in supporting research to benefit knowledge exchange and industry advancement.’