INFORMATION FOR COMPANIES
Why participate to a Study Group with Industry? Study Groups provide a convenient, low-risk, low-cost and high‐gain method for accessing academic expertise. If you are a company (or other organisation) bring us your challenge to work on. You will have a team of bright people thinking, structuring and working on a solution of your problem, continuously for a week. You also get a written report with all results within 2-3 months after the Study Group. The Study Group is as a great catalytic mechanism for launching long-term collaborations between academics and organisations outside academia which can take various forms (joint funding proposals to EU and local research grants, joint MSc and PhD projects, consulting agreements etc.)
Who can present a problem/challenge? Companies and organisations from different sectors (e.g. government and NGOs) and of different size are eligible for proposing a problem.
What type of problem/challenge? Essentially, almost any problem that can benefit from a structured, quantitative approach can be presented at the Study Group. As necessary, our team will work together with the company presenting the problem before the Study Group so that the problem is presented in an appropriate format. Any confidentiality issues can be discussed prior to the Study Group with our team. Examples of problems/challenges from previous Study Groups and the resulting reports can be found at the international Maths in Industry website.
How can you participate? Use the form below to submit your problem and the details of a company representative for further communication. The problems will be evaluated by the Local Organising Committee in consultation with the Scientific Board (more communication and meetings with the company may be needed to obtain clarifications and formulate the problem in an appropriate format). The selected problems will be announced on this website (see section “Problems”) at the end of October. A participation fee will be required for the selected problems (see below) but submission is free. The deadline of submission is the 24th of October 2016.
- 500 Euro for SMEs
- 1500 for large Companies
The open call for challenges which includes more detailed information can be downloaded here.