The Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET)

Bath IMI is delighted to host the MI-NET (Mathematics for Industry Network). Through Horizon 2020 COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) funding 2015-2019, MI-NET supports a pan-European programme of activities to leverage existing industrial maths activity in Europe, increase the uptake of mathematics in industry, and support the next generation of industrial mathematicians.

What we do

MI-NET provides seed funding for industrial mathematics activities. The approach to activities is twofold. MI-NET supports an increased number of well-established mechanisms: one-day themed industrial workshops, week-long problem-solving workshops (European Study Groups) with Industry, and hands-on training schools (Modelling Weeks) for early-career researchers. MI-NET funding can also maximise the impact of existing activities by supporting research visits (Short Term Scientific Missions) to academic or industrial hosts, an ideal route for follow-up work after a Study Group.

MI-NET is structured around four working groups: Industrial Workshops; Education and Training; Case Studies; and Membership and Publicity. COST funding will also directly support dissemination activities including a Study Group handbook and a new book of success stories, resources that will be important long after the funding has finished. ECMI President, Prof Dietmar Hoemberg, is MI-NET’s Vice Chair, and there are many opportunities for MI-NET and ECMI to work together closely on joint initiatives over the next few years.

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Funding opportunities

MI-NET comprises members from 31 countries across Europe, and has regular funding calls for applications from academic researchers or industrial practitioners based in any of these countries. The next closing date is the 26th August 2016! If your country is not yet a member, contact us to find out how to join the network.

Get involved

Please connect with us via our webpage, Twitter feed, LinkedIn and Facebook pages. We encourage anyone from industry or academia who would like to get involved to contact us, and we would be very grateful if you could help us raise awareness of MI-NET, in particular with early-career researchers in your institutions.

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