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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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Royal Society Short Industry Fellowships Nov 2021

This scheme, part of the Royal Society’s Industry programme, enables scientists employed in industry or academia and/or their postdoctoral researcher to have shorter more dynamic engagements between academia and industry, working on a mutually beneficial and collaborative project.

Opens: 06/09/2021 Closes: 01/11/2021

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Royal Society Long Industry Fellowships October 2021

This long-standing scheme enables the mobility of talented scientists and engineers from industry and academia in order to move between the sectors. These secondments support the researcher’s development, foster exchange of knowledge, stimulate longer-term collaborations, and establish personal, scientific and corporate links between sectors. Up to 2 years FTE.

Opens: 06/09/2021 Closes: 05/10/2021

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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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26.08.2021

Covid-19 safety in large events: supporting the events industry through mathematical sciences

The events industry has been particularly impacted by the pandemic. KTN recently advised several large event operators on how transmission risk can be understood and managed as large event gatherings reopen.

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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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