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A multinational food manufacturer was interested in reducing the energy consumption of refrigeration systems used to cool chilled food manufacturing facilities and approached the National Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF) for innovative solutions.
A two-day ‘Creative Summit’ at the British Film Institute (BFI) organised in partnership with the i3Ds Society with drawing together international researchers and filmmakers who specialise in 3-D stereoscopic media. Over 35 researchers from Europe, the USA and Canada presented work that spanned the aesthetics of production but also emerging cameras and visualization techniques. Alongside this, directors and cinematographers showed work in progress (Starlingrad, shot in Russia was a particular highlight), and the use of emerging processes connected with virtual production, CGI, VFX and storytelling to exploit the third dimension.
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ADAPT is a five-year (2013-2018) research project, funded by the European Research Council and based at Royal Holloway, University of London. The aim of the project is to research and document the history of British broadcast television technology between 1960 and the near-present. Television has seen vast technological changes since 1960. In 1960, the revolutionary technologies were two-inch videotape and 16mm film with synched tape-recorded sound. Tape and film editing gave way to non-linear post-production in the 1990s. Now we have tapeless production in high definition. All these changes have affected what has appeared on the screen. It also affected the lives of skilled technicians, who sometimes had to adapt to new ways of working, and just as often took a hand in adapting the available equipment to their specific needs. ADAPT will now draw together the threads of this complex story. This is important now that archival television footage...
Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) is London’s pioneering fashion business incubator, situated at London College of Fashion for emerging fashion designers.
London is home to some of the fashion industry’s brightest design talent. To ensure a brand’s survival and success though takes more than raw talent, it takes people who understand the creative mind, unlocking creativity and business potential, allowing designers to gain an international foothold through a pipeline of business support and strategic advice on progressive business solutions. Bespoke mentoring from industry leaders and key influencers are working with the next generation of iconic design innovators, CFE fast tracks designers into businesses ultimately for designers to reach economic sustainability. Successes include global names Erdem, Peter Pilotto, and Mary Katrantzou.
CFE launched the Designer Manufacturer Innovation Support Centre as an advice centre delivering practical &technology based solutions, production planning and sourcing know-how to add...
"COMBAT Trafficking in Human Beings in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry" funded by the EC Directorate of Home Affairs under the Internal Security Fund’s targeted call for Trafficking of Human Beings. HOME/2013/ISEC/AG/THB/4000005873.
COMBAT seeks to involve all the relevant hospitality and tourism stakeholders in the design of a preventive and remedial training toolkit that will offer unique, practical, step-by-step guidance for tourism businesses to combat THB. The project combines victim, law-enforcement and business perspectives into in setting up company-wide policies, procedures and communication structures that will identify, deter and prevent trafficking and encourage wider partnerships in combating it.
The project aims:
To combat THB not by merely raising awareness among members of staff but by providing effective support structures that actively engage all levels of the organisation in the prevention of THB, protection of both victims and the organisation and remediation of the issue at a more macro-level.
To develop and implement policies and...
01/10/2015 - 30/09/2020
The Deputy Director of the SOAS China Institute (SCI), Dr Jieyu Liu, has received a grant of almost €1.5 million to research Chinese families in East Asia.
Bringing together active researchers with expertise in water science and engineering, air quality, geotechnical engineering and energy engineering.
The formation of this group of academics supports two key strategic research aims. Firstly, it fosters collaborations of researchers with complementary expertise to address current complex environmental and energy issues, at interfaces between traditional disciplines. Key environmental challenges, such as environmental pollution and energy crisis are most effectively addressed using integrated approaches. Secondly, the group created a critical mass for innovative research and teaching to train the next generations of environmental and energy engineers.
Members of the group have published around 80 journal articles and many book chapters in the last 5 years. Members act as assessors for various funding organisations, including being members of peer review colleges for NERC and EPSRC, the EU and international bodies. Current development includes a major investment in petroleum engineering to accommodate its expanding popularity as a provision...
The FLEXOLIGHTING programme aims to deliver fully scaled-up innovative and environmentally sensitive systems for OLED manufacture. Due to commence 01 January 2015, the three-year programme will develop a set of new materials, methods and production processes that address the key issues of life time, light uniformity over large area, and manufacturing on flexible or conformable surfaces that currently limit OLED technology being widely adopted. The project will realise a revolutionary new lighting system of choice for a wide range of potential commercial applications.
The Graffolution project seeks understand the diverse European contexts of graffiti, to deliver an online resource to help sharing existing, and innovating new, protocols and responses.
In addition to voices calling for more resources and tougher measures to counteract graffiti vandalism, diverse publics are also advocating the increased value of certain kinds of (currently illegal) graffiti practices, seen to “regenerate” rather than “degenerate” our cities (Young, 2014; Iveson, 2007). Relevant crime prevention practitioners are also reporting reduced resources to tackle the graffiti ‘problem’, necessitating new, more effective and more holistic approaches to combat illegal graffiti. Approaches are now needed that amplify opportunities for community- and arts-led regeneration whilst mitigating opportunities for anti-social graffiti vandalism and the associated economic, social and cultural costs.
The Graffolution project is working to deliver resources to support such an approach. Anticipated outputs include a set of “Collaborative Tools and Resources” that will include (a) a secure online...
A collaborative Summer School for senior executives from the City of Hamburg, museums, galleries, and other cultural and entertainment sectors on how to take advantage of digital technologies and practices. The Summer School was organised in collaboration with The Vasari Centre at Birkbeck, University of London. Senior academics and industry figures came together to review and discuss case studies and overall trends. The overall aim was to encourage ongoing collaboration between the cities of London and Hamburg. 45 participants attended over the four days at Ravensbourne on the Greenwich Peninsula and at the University of London. The seminar also included visits to museums and galleries across London, and a programme of evening cultural events. The eCulture Summer School – it is hoped – will become an annual event and extend outwards to include the city of Florence in July 2015.
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Professor Lizzie Jackson and Dr Catherine Maffioletti.