Proposals for modelling tasks are welcome

The workshop is part of the EU-project  "Strategic Partnership for the Development of Training Workshop and Modeling Clinic for Industrial Mathematics ( MODCLIM)". The workshop is co-organized and merged with the European Study Group with Industry (ESGI 112).
The event is a week-long problem-solving workshop which brings together industry experts and mathematicians to work on research and development questions arising from industry.

On the first day, an industry representative presents their problem to the participants. For the next four consecutive days a team of academic participant, ranging from PhD students to professors, will work with the industry representative to solve the problem. On the final day, each team will present their results and findings, together with some suggestions for further work.

An interested company may suggest a problem or research question to the workshop. The specific research question doesn’t have to be a well-defined mathematical problem to begin with. It can be, for example, a description of a phenomenon or process that is not well understood.

ESGI workshop aims to promote new collaborations among the participants, particularly between industry and academia. Furthermore, for students the workshop offers a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the real application of mathematics. Oxford Study Group with Industry concept was pioneered at University of Oxford in 1960's.  To find out more information, please visit

MODCLIM 2015 workshop + ESGI 112 will be organized in collaboration with Lappeenranta University of Technology, St Petersburg State Polytechnic University and University of Las Palmas who is the coordinator of MODCLIM project.

Information about registration, venue, problem descriptions etc will be posted on this website later.

For academia the ESGI workshop aims to

  • foster contacts and collaboration between academia and industry
  • identify research questions and topics for graduate students

The workshop provides for companies

  • fresh ideas and analyses of the problem
  • consultation and brainstorming on available modeling, simulation and computational methods
  • identification of topics for further research collaboration
  • contacts to young researchers and PhD students
  • in some cased explicit solutions, often useful partial answers and insight
  • allow companies to evaluate students for future employment