20th - 24th of July 2020
We are pleased to announce that the 162nd European Study Group with Industry will take place online from the 20th to the 24th of July 2020.
European Study Groups with Industry are an internationally recognised method of technology transfer between academic mathematicians and industry. The first one was held in Oxford in 1968 and now they take place regularly throughout the year in Europe, with one annually in the UK.
European Study Groups with Industry are week long workshops that provide a forum for problem presenters from businesses and non-academic institutions to work alongside academic mathematicians and data scientists on real-world problems of direct relevance. On the first day the 6-8 problem presenters will pitch their problems to an audience of 60-80 mathematicians. Work-groups will then be formed with the aim of producing viable solutions that will be presented back to the problem presenters at the end of the week. A report will then be written up in the months following the event.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 162nd European Study Group with Industry will take place online. We have the generous support of the Virtual Forum for Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences (V-KEMS), which includes the Knowledge Transfer Network, the Newton Gateway to Mathematics, the Isaac Newton Institute (INI), the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), as well as various representatives from the mathematical sciences community. V-KEMS have run several successful trials of virtual study groups using video conferencing software and a range of collaborative online tools, and with this experience we anticipate that the 162nd European Study Group with Industry will be as lively and as productive as ever.