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Open for Business Events

Open for Business (OfB) events form part of the Institute's mission to foster greater links between academic research and the business world and are organised by the Turing Gateway to Mathematics (TGM). The TGM is the impact initiative of the INI and acts as a vehicle for knowledge exchange between the mathematical sciences and potential users of mathematics, such as industry and other academic disciplines in the UK as well as internationally.  

Open for Business events aim to bring together academic researchers in the mathematical sciences with industrial, commercial and government organisations and individuals to enable formal and informal discussion and networking. They are organised in conjunction with Research Programme academic organisers and take place within a relevant INI Programme Workshop or as a separate standalone event.

Open for Business events provide opportunities, at senior level, for cross-fertilisation between the business-facing activities and the research focus of the Institute. Events are structured to enable the formation of new relationships on the business-academic interface and to assist in identifying the common challenges that have greatest potential for research, knowledge transfer, public policy and commercial impact.

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Upcoming Events

Computational Challenges in Image Processing

5th September 2017

This afternoon workshop, part of the Isaac Newton Institute Research Programme Variational Methods and Effective Algorithms for Imaging and Vision, will bring together mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers from both the research and industry communities. Talks from academics and end-users will explore various computational challenges around areas of image processing.

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Recent Events

Mathematics of Applied and Medical Imaging

11th February 2014

This half day Open for Business workshop was part of a one week follow-up meeting on Inverse Problems.

There have been many recent developments in the mathematical problems associated with inverse problems in medical imaging and this workshop aimed to disseminate the latest findings and techniques and provided an interface between academia and users of the technologies.

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Polynomial Optimisation

8th August 2013

On the afternoon and evening of Thursday 8 August 2013, the Isaac Newton Institute will be hosting an Open for Business meeting, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network for Industrial Mathematics. The purpose of the meeting is to give businesses and other organisations an opportunity to interact with international research leaders who have expertise in the modelling and solution of hard discrete and/or non-linear optimisation problems.

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Management of Variability and Uncertainty in Energy Systems

24th April 2013

Organisers: Stan Zachary (Heriot-Watt), David Lenaghan (National Grid plc), Robert Leese (Industrial Mathematics KTN), Andrew Richards (National Grid plc), Sergey Foss (Heriot-Watt), James Cruise (Heriot-Watt), Chris Dent (Durham)

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Maths meets Molecular Biology

18th September 2012

Organiser: Keith Moffatt (Cambridge)

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