PolyU held the International Symposium on Colour Imaging and Metaverse cum Launching Ceremony of the Colour Imaging Metaverse and Research Centre (CIMRC) in late January, attracting an attendance of around 100 researchers and industry professionals to exchange their knowledge and insights on advanced metaverse technologies. 


CIMRC aims to carry out impactful research to better understand underlying mechanisms in human visual systems, and develop innovative solutions and algorithms for imaging and metaverse-related technologies and systems.

The two-day event consisted of inspiring discussions by worldwide speakers and panellists from leading technology companies, namely Apple, ByteDance, Huawei, Meta Reality Lab, SenseTime, and Unilever, in addition to participation by renowned universities like Chiba University, Columbia University, Delft University of Technology, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of East Anglia, University of Leeds, Zhejiang University and PolyU. 

Distinguished international speakers shared their works and insights on colour, imaging and metaverse-related technologies covering various aspects, including product design for better user experiences, next generation display applications, fashion and textiles, human skin colour in the virtual world, and so on. 

The CIMRC launch ceremony was officiated by Prof. Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU; the Hon Duncan Chiu, Legislative Council Member (Technology and Innovation) of HKSAR; Mr Andy Wong, Head of Innovation and Technology of Invest Hong Kong; Prof. Li Ping, Dean of Faculty of Humanities of PolyU; Prof. Li Xiangdong, Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment of PolyU;  Prof. Christina Wong, Director of Research and Innovation of PolyU and Dr Tommy Wei, Director of CIMRC.