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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

SBRI competition - Modernising Energy Data Applications phase 1

Organisations of any size can apply for a share of £750,000, inclusive of VAT, to develop data applications that help to address core challenges faced in the UK. The aim of the competition is to develop data applications that address the challenges faced by organisations and individuals to deliver net zero local energy systems. Briefing recording now available.

Opens: 12/10/2020 Closes: 18/11/2020

Explore Further
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.

Register here

News

11.08.2020

Multiple innovation impacts through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

KTP Awards reflect diversity of this cross sector funding opportunity.

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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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