SPEKTRALION, Intelligent image solutions

our mission

Spektralion AS helps people to make the best use of their spectral data. We add value to the entire spectral imaging pipeline, from image capture to useful results for specific applications. 

Spektralion has three major key actions: 

  • Developing software solutions that help to make the best use of spectral data. 
  • Performing analysis and consultancy to lead our costumers toward the best imaging solutions.  
  • Serving as partner or subcontractor in research projects of various technology readiness level.

Our story

Spektralion AS is a for-profit stock-based company registered in Norway (Organisation number: 927495317). The company was founded on the 22nd of June 2021, as spin-off from the Colourlab at NTNU / Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

It is lead by Professor Jon Yngve Hardeberg and Dr Jean-Baptiste Thomas. Both are experts in colour and spectral imaging and have an extensive track record of research and development in this area. 

They have broad access to academic and industrial networks worldwide, which ensures that the service provided by Spektralion AS is at the forefront of the state-of-the-art. One important facility that Spektralion has access to is the Colourlab at NTNU, with whom they are close collaborators. 


Jon Yngve Hardeberg, received his sivilingeniør (MSc) degree in signal processing from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim, Norway in 1995, and his PhD from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris, France in 1999.

After a short but extremely valuable industry career near Seattle, Washington, where he designed, implemented, and evaluated colour imaging system solutions for multifunction peripherals and other imaging devices and systems, he returned to academia and Norway in 2001.

He is currently Professor of Colour Imaging at the Department of Computer Science at NTNU – The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Colorlab, where he teaches, supervises MSc and PhD students, manages international study programs and research projects, and researches in the field of colour imaging. His current research interests include multispectral colour imaging, print and image quality, colorimetric device characterisation, material appearance, medical imaging, and cultural heritage imaging, and he has co-authored more than 300 publications within the field.

He has led several research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, been NTNU’s representative in two Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (CIMET and COSI), and the coordinator of three Marie Curie ITN projects (CP7.0, ApPEARS, CHANGE).  More information at https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/jon.hardeberg.

Jean Baptiste THOMAS, received his Bachelor in Applied Physics in 2004 and his Master in Optics, Image and Vision in 2006, both from Université Jean Monnet in France.  He received his PhD from Université de Bourgogne in 2009.

Since 2010, he is Associate Professor at the Université de Bourgogne. In 2015-16 he was delegated to the CNRS, and guest researcher at the EPFL. Between 2016 and 2021 he was in a sabbatical at NTNU as researcher and then Associate Professor. He has worked extensively on the development of spectral imaging systems through the Spectral Filter Arrays technology for which he has contributed strongly to the definition of the imaging pipeline to enable spectral imaging for computer vision, outside of the labs.

Since 2016 he has worked in understanding material appearance and its measure by using imaging systems.

Please visit http://jbthomas.org/


Spektralion AS
F. Hennigsgate 12
N-2815 Gjøvik