125th European Study Group with Industry | 1st Study Group with Industry in Cyprus
The first Study Group with Industry took place in Cyprus with the objective to initiate and enable long-term collaborations between academia and industry. Study Groups with Industry are week-long workshops where teams of mathematical scientists work on real and important challenges the companies and the society are facing today. They were initiated at the University of Oxford in 1968 and since then they have been successfully organised in more than 20 countries. The 1st Cypriot Study Group is also the 125th European Study Group with Industry (ESGI).
Dates: 5-9 December 2016
The 125th ESGI has been organised by the Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET), in collaboration with the Cyprus University of Technology. MI-NET is an EU-funded network (COST Action TD1409) of 31 countries which facilitates the application of mathematics to all industrial sectors (and other sciences). The 125th ESGI was also sponsored by MI-NET and KPMG Cyprus and was supported by the University of Cyprus, the Research Promotion Foundation, the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the British High Commission in Cyprus, RTD Talos Ltd, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, the Cyprus Mathematical Society, the European Office of Cyprus, and the CUT Enterprise Liaison Office. The 1st Study Group with Industry was under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism.
Four challenges were identified in collaboration with four Cypriot companies: Water Development Department, ENGINO, OSEL, and Party Ice. More information about the challenges can be found here.
50 modellers from 17 countries worked intensively in teams on these four challenges and very useful results were obtained. Currently the Organising Committee is working towards converting these collaborations into longer projects with the companies