The 145th Mathematics European Study group with Industry (ESGI)

The 145th Mathematics European Study group with Industry (ESGI)

Across a 5-day workshop, the ESGI brings academic mathematicians and industrialists together to solve the real and important issues that companies are facing today. Companies benefit from mathematical analysis and insight to develop practical solutions. Expressions of interest by 31 January 2019 please

Dates 8 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019 - This event is in the past.
Venue Centre For Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA

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The 145th Mathematics European Study group with Industry (ESGI)


The ESGI brings together leading academic mathematicians from across the country, with a wide range of backgrounds to work intensively on real-world problems supplied by industry.  On the first day, the industrial representatives present the problems. The mathematicians work in groups over the next three days with the industrialists to brainstorm ideas. On the final day, the mathematicians give presentations on the progress made.  Afterwards, the company will receive a written report.  Companies benefit from interaction with the mathematicians and using mathematical analysis to develop practical solutions. Study Groups have always been very enjoyable and rewarding for the companies who have submitted their problems

Wide Variety of Industrial Problems

Previous Study Groups have worked on a wide variety of applications, examples include image analysis, decision support, speech patterns, railway traffic management, customer focused price optimisation and composite wing manufacture.

Previous problems at: and  Past reports are available from the Smith Institute website. 

Fee: Each organisation pays a fee of £8750 + VAT to bring a problem to the Study Group.

Timelines and Next Steps

  • Contact the organisers with an expression of interest by 31 January 2019 – there is no commitment.  The sooner you express an interest, the greater the chance to be included. 
  • The organisers will discuss your problem to see if it is appropriate.  Then work closely together to formulate the problem in a mathematical framework that is suitable for the ESGI. 
  • Finally, we write a project description to present to the Study Group, which needs to be ready by mid to late March.


University of Cambridge

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