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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

Future Developments in Climate Sea Ice Modelling

25th September 2017

This one-day event, part of the Isaac Newton Institute Programme Mathematics of Sea Ice Phenomena, specifically addresses climate model representation of sea ice and will also investigate fundamental and applied issues in mathematical modelling of sea ice. In particular, it will seek to identify future priorities for climate sea ice model development.

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Form & Deformation in Art, Toys and Games

1st December 2017

This event is part of the Isaac Newton Institute Research Programme Growth Form and Self-organisation.  Mathematicians and scientists who work on the physical aspects of art, on the art-making processes, and on the physics of toys, often work individually or in small groups disconnected from one another. This workshop aims foster exchange between different groups of researchers and practitioners and to establish links between researchers pursuing different diversions and perhaps begin forming a community.

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Recent Events

Infectious Disease Dynamics: Mathematical Modelling for Public Health

5th June 2014

This Open for Business half day event was part of a programme of events held at the Isaac Newton Institute during the 2013/14 Programme on Epidemic Modelling.

This workshop aimed to highlight fundamental problems inherent in modelling specific diseases and their public health impact. It brought together mathematicians, statisticians, epidemiologists, biologists and ecologists as well as policy makers/government, health managers, NGOs, funding agencies and industry.

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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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