Study Groups with Industry

Study Groups are internationally recognised as problem-solving forums for knowledge transfer. Traditionally, industrialists bring a problem to one of these week-long brainstorming workshops that are attended by a group of mathematicians with varied expertise. It is anticipated that by the end of the week a first step towards a solution for the problem has been identified so that a strategy for further work can be devised.
Study Groups attract companies from different sectors and sizes and provide a convenient and low-risk method for SMEs to access academic expertise.

Objectives
·                Increase activity in industrial mathematics
·                Spread awareness of the benefits of mathematics
·                Increase the technology transfer between application areas
·                Enable mathematicians to identify and classify the types of problems that occur in different industries and to encourage them to apply their knowledge and skills in new areas

Who can apply?
Researchers at European institutions wishing to organize an ESGI in a COST country that is part of Action TD1409. Please consult the ‘Application Guidelines’ before completing an ‘ESGIsApplication Form’.

Assessment Criteria
Applications will be evaluated, by the ESGI committee as appointed by MI-NET’s Management Committee, according to their ability to fulfill the objectives set out above. Priority will be given to an ESGI held in a COST Inclusiveness Target Country.

Funds Available
Maximum funding is 10000 EUR per meeting in a country which has not held an ESGI before. For all other cases it will be 5000 EUR.

Eligible costs include: hosting of the workshop (venue, refreshments, printing, consumables, etc) plus speakers and participants’ fees

Outputs
At the end of the meeting, the organisers will have to provide the ESGI Committee with all technical reports from each problem investigated together with a signed attendance list of participants.

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Please note: All activities will have to take place between 1st May 2018 and 30th April 2019 (Grant Period 4).