The European Mathematical Society has recently established a programme of activity called Forward Look on Mathematics and Industry, building on the OECD report in the same area.
More information on the project is available at http://www.ceremade.dauphine.fr/FLMI/.
Mathematics provides a universal framework for innovation, which is vital for society and industry. However, the interaction between mathematics and industry is far from optimal. Consequently, a strong inter-connected community and a vision for Europe are needed more than ever.
This Forward Look is aimed at analysing the current state of interaction between mathematics and Industry. Through its analyses and recommendations, it will enable the scientific and industrial communities, together with policy makers, to develop medium to long-term strategies for future research activities and applications. It is expected that it will impact society by strengthening the mathematical knowledge base of a wide spectrum of research-intensive industries. One key goal is thus to define well-adapted and ambitious research and political agendas at national and European levels.
By agreeing to be on the contact list for this programme you will help to increase the attention of the policy makers at a European level to Industrial Mathematics, have the opportunity to contribute to the planned activities and be alerted to the outputs as soon as they are available.
Heather Tewkesbury has agreed to join the Scientific Organising Committee of this programme so please email her if you would like to be added to the contact list.