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Industrial Maths

This team within KTN harnesses the power of mathematics to meet business needs and help a wide range of industries express problems in an accessible way. We also facilitate new partnerships with an extensive network of mathematical scientists and institutions across the UK.

We provide support by facilitating the access to academic researchers from across the country, signposting the relevant funding calls and initiatives and tailoring knowledge exchange mechanisms (such as study groups with industry) to rapidly triage potential challenges.

Given the pervasive nature of the mathematical sciences, we welcome any business or government department who has challenges which may be solved by mathematical sciences. These may relate to the access to support in optimisation, physical modelling, uncertainty quantification, operational research and statistics. Historically, we have supported organisations in the agri-food, high value manufacturing, energy systems sectors, but we are always keen to broaden these.

Our Industrial Maths Expert

Matt Butchers

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Funding Opportunities

KTN-iX challenge: Industrial Decarbonisation Solutions

EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, is looking for SME’s with innovative industrial decarbonisation solutions who are interested in corporate strategic investment. Through this iX challenge, EQUANS is looking for disruptive tools that will support the end to end process from identifying, appraising and developing net zero opportunities through to deploying and monitoring these net zero initiatives in action.

Opens: 06/07/2021 Closes: 30/09/2021

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Analysis for Innovators (A4I) Round 6

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £3m to resolve productivity issues by working with the best scientists and research facilities. Your proposal must describe a measurement or analysis problem that will help improve your business’s productivity or competitiveness, and an estimate of the value to your business of solving it.

Opens: 29/07/2021 Closes: 18/08/2021

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Supercharging the MOD’s Power Quality Management

Market exploration request: from grid stability to dynamic power networks, help the Ministry of Defence understand the impact of poor power quality on its estates and ships, and how the market can supercharge power efficiency.

Opens: 12/07/2021 Closes: 19/08/2021

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Recorded: 11th November

Can maths help support businesses in plastic reuse?

KTN and the UK Circular Plastics Network are hosting a 90 minute virtual forum on 11th November 2020 to consider the use of mathematical science in supporting plastic reuse.

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05.10.2020

Using mathematical science to maximise the distribution of surplus food to vulnerable people

KTN’s maths experts have turned their attention to the problem of how to get surplus food that charity FareShare receives from retailers and food manufacturers to communities that most need it, in the most efficient and effective way.

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25.11.2020

Help for UK companies is available now through the Measurement for Recovery (M4R) programme

Measurement for Recovery helps solve analysis or measurement issues that cannot be resolved using standard technologies and techniques.

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