COST Action TD1409

Mathematics for industry network (MI-NET) Kick off in Brussels

The Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET) EU COST Action held its Kick Off meeting last week in Brussels.

Over the next four years, through Horizon 2020 COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) funding, MI-NET will support a pan-European programme of industrial mathematics activities. These include problem-solving workshops with industry, training events for younger researchers, industrial secondments, and research visits. There will be regular calls for partial financial support for these initiatives.

The network, which currently comprises representatives from 22 countries, aims to stimulate greater interaction between mathematicians and industrialists across Europe.

Dr Joanna Jordan from the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation, the lead proposer of the Action, was unanimously elected as Chair and Prof Dietmar Hoemberg, from the Technische Universität Berlin, as Vice Chair. Dr Jordan commented,

“Through MI-NET we have a real opportunity to increase the uptake of mathematics in industry and support the next generation of industrial mathematicians”.

Prof Stephen O’Brien, ECMI President – who represented Ireland at the Kick Off meeting – added,

“MI-NET’s goals are perfectly aligned with ECMI’s, and we look forward to working together closely on many joint initiatives over the next few years.”

We encourage anyone from industry or academia who is interested in finding out more to get in touch, in particular early-career researchers.

A preliminary webpage has been established at http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/TDP/Actions/TD1409 with further details to follow soon.

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