[3 Dec] 146ο European Study Group with Industry/co-creation event with society - Opening event



9.00-9.30 Registration

9.30-9.35 Welcome Prof. Constantinos Christophides, Rector, University of Cyprus

9.35-9.50 “The Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET): bringing European Study Groups with Industry to Cyprus” (welcoming remarks), Dr Katerina Kaouri, Chair, CY Study Groups with Industry (Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Cardiff University/

9.50-10.05 “Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Cardiff University”, Prof. Owen Jones, Chair of Operational Research, Cardiff University, UK

10.05-10.15 “Science Shops: connecting researchers and society”, Mr Antonis Bargilly, Partner, KPMG Advisory/

10.15-10.25 “Academia-business-society collaborations from Study Groups around Europe”, Dr Margarita Zachariou, Vice-Chair, CY Study Groups with Industry (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics/MI-NET)

10.30-11.00 “The role of mathematicians in shaping our everyday life”, Dr Ian Griffiths, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

11.00-11.30 Networking Coffee break

Presentations of the challenges

11.30-12.00 Smart Separations Ltd., “Optimizing the performance of a conical ceramic membrane”, Dr Hugo Miguel Macedo, CEO

12.00-12.30 AIPFE Cyprus-Women of Europe, “Breaking barriers for women in science”, Mrs Anna Koukkides-Prokopiou, President

12.30-13.00 VTS Vasilikos Terminal Services, “Fuel saving strategies for tugboats”, Mr Yiannos Lakkotrypis, CEO
Moderator: Dr Anastasia Constantinou, Head, Innovation Management Unit, Research Support Service, University of Cyprus

13.00-14.00 Networking Lunch

14.00-end of week Open only for participants registered for the whole week
The 35 researchers with advanced mathematical expertise, from 9 countries will form three teams, one for each challenge and will start tackling the three real-life challenges until 11.00 on Friday 7th of December 2018.

Other events in the framework of the 2nd Study group with Industry

Wednesday, 5th of December 2018, 17.00-18.00, Public lecture

“Mathematical problems arising in some microfluidic applications”
Prof. Demetrios Papageorgiou, Chair in Applied Mathematics, Imperial College London
Location: ΘΕΕ01/038, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Friday, 7th December 2018, 11.00-13.00, A.G. Leventis building, Room B108

Presentations of the teamwork results by the three teams (the event is open to the public - see separate Eventbrite announcement.)

More info:
European Study Groups with Industry (ESGIs) are week-long intensive workshops that were initiated at the University of Oxford in 1968 in order to enable long-term collaborations of academia with business and the society, through mathematical modelling and data analytics. Since then ESGIs have been successfully organized in more than 25 countries around the world leading to hundreds of fruitful academia-business-society collaborations. ESGI146 is the 2nd Study Group with Industry taking place in Cyprus, after ESGI125 in 2016; it is also the 1st co-creation event with society.


When:  Monday, 3rd of December 2018, 9.00am

Where:  University of Cyprus, Council-Senate Building “Anastasios G. Leventis”, Room B108


Mathematics for Industry Network (COST Action TD1409), & Cardiff University (School of Mathematics) in collaboration with the University of Cyprus

Strategic partner: 

KPMG Cyprus




Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, University of Oxford, Research Promotion Foundation, British High Commission in Cyprus, Cyprus Institute, SciCo Cyprus, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, RTD Talos Ltd, Cyprus Tourism Organisation.

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