INFORMATION for non-academic organisations 

ESGI146 has been completed by you may still submit a challenge below which will could be presented in future workshops 

Why participate in a Study Group? Study Groups provide a convenient, low-­risk, low-­cost and high‐gain method for accessing academic expertise. If you are a non-profit organisation, company or governmental unit bring us your challenge and work with us for fast results. You will have a team of bright people thinking, structuring and working on your challenge continuously for a week. You also get a written report with all results within 2-3 months after the Study Group. A Study Group is as a great catalytic mechanism for launching long-term collaborations between academics and organisations outside academia which could take various forms: joint funding proposals to EU and local research grants, joint MSc and PhD projects, consulting agreements etc.

Who can submit a challenge? Non-academic organisations from different sectors (non-profit organisations/companies/government) are eligible for proposing a problem.

What type of challenge?  Essentially, almost any problem that can benefit from a structured, quantitative approach can be studied in a Study Group. We work with the selected organisations before the Study Group so that the problem is presented in an appropriate format. Any confidentiality issues can be discussed and settled prior to the Study Group. Examples of 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 challenge, including  the contact details of a representative from your organisation for further communication.  The challenges will be evaluated by the Organising Team who are modelling experts, in collaboration with the Scientific Board, where necessary.  More communication and meetings with you may be necessary to obtain clarifications and formulate the problem in an appropriate format. A participation fee is required for the selected problems (see below) but submission is free. 

Participation Fees

  • 100 Euros for non-profit organisations
  • 1000 Euros for SMEs
  • 5000 Euros for large Companies

Testimonials from ESGI125

“The event has proved that high level mathematics can indeed be applicable to industrial problems and help companies move towards scientific and innovative solutions; solutions that are probably not achievable without the encompassing knowledge, expertise and dynamics of the expert Academics group”  Costas Sisamos, managing director of ENGINO TOY SYSTEMS

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