The KTN for Industrial Mathematics is delighted to announce a major expansion of its Industrial Mathematics Internships programme, supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Technology Strategy Board.
Over the last year, the Industrial Mathematics KTN has established a successful programme of Industrial Mathematics Internships. The scheme was launched as a pilot in September 2007 and has attracted keen participation from companies and universities. Six successful new collaborations have been established through the Internships. With the support of EPSRC and the Technology Strategy Board, we are now able to offer an expanded programme, which will run from September 2008 until October 2009 and establish 20-30 new Internship projects.
Applications and expressions of interest from industrial and academic partners are now welcome. Application material is available online.
The overarching objective of the programme is to extend the innovation impact of industrial mathematics, through short projects carried out by current PhD students over 3 to 6 months. Each project has a clearly defined programme of work, with a valuable impact for both the company and the Intern's research group. Internships place an emphasis on creating new collaborations, which can grow in breadth and depth over time through other mechanisms. The resulting relationships will enhance both research and knowledge transfer in the participating university research groups, as they develop a detailed familiarity with business requirements and priorities.
Each Internship is a collaboration between a host company, an Intern, and a research group within a university. Industrial Mathematics Internships are a new opportunity with a threefold advantage. They enable industrialists to explore new horizons or improve existing operations by bringing mathematical expertise and cutting-edge techniques into their innovation activities. They enable postgraduate researchers to demonstrate their knowledge and insight in addressing industrial challenges. And they provide academics with a means of growing new industrial collaborations and relationships.
Each Internship will be supported by the staff of the Industrial Mathematics KTN: we will assist in establishing the projects, building the relationships, exploiting follow-on opportunities and disseminating case studies.
Please find further details on Industrial Mathematics Internships here.
To find out more about how to get involved with the Internships scheme, please contact Dr Vera Hazelwood at the Industrial Mathematics KTN.