Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Knowledge Exchange Community Meeting - Industrial Maths in Action

Sep 19, 2017 - Sep 20, 2017


Following on from the successful 2015 KE Community Meeting, this meeting is designed for both academic mathematicians and industrial scientists and will focus on how to do industrial maths with a particular emphasis on how to develop contacts between academia and industry and how to ensure that mathematical results are carried through to implementation.

At the previous meeting, the use of mini-study group type activities at various universities as a proven mechanism to enhance industrial collaborations was highlighted. Not all participants at the 2015 meeting, were familiar with this activity so it was agreed the next community meeting would include an example of how this works.  This has been scheduled for Day 2 of the meeting.

Additionally, the meeting will include an update on the Review of knowledge exchange in the mathematical sciences, chaired by Council for Science and Technology member, Professor Philip Bond, has been launched with support from EPSRC and Innovate UK's Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) that is currently underway. For more information on the review see the website.


We are delighted to have the support of  MI-NET,  European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry, ECMI , Knowledge Transfer Network and Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation for this meeting.

(MI-NET is funded by COST through the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020)


It is hoped that most delegates will be able to participate in both days of the meeting.  However, it is recognised that diaries are busy and for some this may not be possible. Please register, including details of which days you plan to attend, for the meeting using the Application Form

In the meantime if you have any questions, please contact Dawn Wasley via email,  Dawn.Wasley@icms.org.uk.


This meeting will be held at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh.

ACCOMMODATION:  ICMS has secured funding to cover accommodation costs for a number of delegates.  Early registration is recommended to receive a space with funded accommodation

TRAVEL: It is anticipated that all delegates will cover their own travel costs.  However if this prevents you from participating, please provide details in the additional information section of the application form.


Further details will appear in due course.


Plans for this event are being finalised.  A provisional programme is shown below.  This is subject to alteration.


Tuesday 19 September 2017  (Day 1)

KE Review, Industry/Maths Interaction Session and Discussion


Registration & arrival coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1


KE in Mathematical Sciences Review: Updates on Review Aims & Progress


  • Overview of Data / Evidence 
  • Facilitated Session on Call for Evidence Topics
Feedback / Plenary Discussion






Managing the Industry-Academia Interface (Bridging the Gap)

Updates from KE meeting 2015, RS meeting 2017

Part I- Research and the Industrial Interface (Chair, Robert Leese)

  • Introduction 
  • Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserlautern,  (Dieter Praetzel-Wolters)
  • Science Foundation Ireland, (Darrin Morrisey)
  • Study Groups and other Mechanisms (Colin Please)





Managing the Industry-Academia Interface (Bridging the Gap)

Part II - Training and the Industrial Interface (Chair, David Abrahams)

  • Examples from Poland (Kamil Kulesza)
  • CDT successes and pitfalls



Wine/Networking Reception followed by Dinner



Wednesday 20 September 2017 (day 2)

Good Practise Example - Mini Study Group Activity (led by Geoff Evatt)


Problem, scene setting


Mini Study Group activity




Mini Study Group activity - ctd


Mini Study Group activity WRAP UP


General Wrap Up


Meeting Close



Name Institution
Bond, Philip Bristol
budd, Chris university of Bath
Butchers, Matt Knowledge Transfer Network
Champneys, Alan University of Bristol
Connor, Joseph Experto Crede
Corson, Stephen University of Strathclyde
Dent, Chris University of Edinburgh
Dong, Ran University of Strathclyde
Fitch, Davey UoE
Foulon, Patrick CIRM Luminy
Gennady, Mishuris Aberystwyth University
Hall, Julian University of Edinburgh
Hemmings, Philippa EPSRC
Hjorth, Poul Technical University of Denmark
Joerg, Kalcsics University of Edinburgh
Jordan, Joanna Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation, University of Bath
King, Steve Rolls-Royce
Lacey, Andrew Heriot-Watt University
Leeks, Jane Isaac Newton Institute
Leese, Robert Smith Institute
Mcginty, Sean University of Glasgow
Montibeller, Celine CIRM Luminy
Mottram, Nigel University of Strathclyde
Murtagh, Fionn University of Huddersfield
Myers, Tim Centre de Recerca Matematica
North, Stephanie University of Cambridge
Ockendon, Hilary OCIAM
Pearson, John University of Edinburgh
Pembleton, Claire University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh Innovations
Pinch, Richard GCHQ
Please, Colin University of Oxford
Prätzel-Wolters, Dieter Fraunhofer ITWM
Salisbury, Gavin EPSRC
Siganporia, Cyrus University College London
Siganporia, Zubin University of Oxford
Strachan, Ian Edinburgh Mathematical Society/University of Glasgow
Tanner, Gregor University of Nottingham
Ward, Mike EPSRC
Wasley, Dawn ICMS
Wilson, Stephen University of Strathclyde