Industry Engagement

Engage with the IMI

We seek deep and enduring mathematical research relationships with our industrial partners.

IMI and, more generally, the University of Bath have lots of ways to engage. Get in touch to find out how we can help you work with the IMI or get involved in other research activities around the university.

  • Join us as an Industrial Fellow – if you wish to work closely with academics at the university on a mathematical project, there are advantages to applying for a fellowship.
  • Collaborative research funding proposal – work with IMI to prepare a research proposal to funding bodies such as Innovate UK, EPSRC or the Royal Society for a joint project.
  • Study groups with industry – work with mathematicians over 3-5 days on specific company challenges.
  • Company-funded collaborative research – for exploratory work; we would retain the right to publish any innovative research outcomes; costed at full economic cost rates.
  • Company-funded consultancy – confidential projects where the company owns all the outputs.

IMI and Knowledge Exchange

Mathematically based Knowledge Exchange is the two way process of both applying mathematics to solve challenging problems in the real world, and of also learning and developing new mathematical ideas from the dynamic interplay between mathematicians, and the end users of mathematics. IMI is a national leader in the development of truly innovative mathematically driven KE projects which both answer the challenges posed by industry and government, and also stimulate new mathematical ideas. Some of the highlights of the IMI’s KE agenda include the following:

  • IMI has a body of Industrial Fellows from a number of key industries / policy bodies leading to strategic partnerships
  • Together with our our Industrial Fellows, industrial partners, Academic Fellows and key members of the university, the IMI is working towards leading bids submitted to the ISCF and KTP research funds.
  • IMI works on short term, focused industrial collaborations, as well as delivering funded workshops, in particular within the research themes in which the institute specialises as well as post COVID recovery.
  • Engagement with policy makers is an important part of the IMI’s broader strategy for impact.

Engage across the University of Bath

PhD projects – co-fund a PhD student project in one of Bath’s EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training, more specifically:

Integrative Think Tanks – run by Bath’s EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training SAMBa, are facilitated, week-long workshops to formulate mathematical problems to applied challenges that can be jointly pursued by academics and industrial partners.

MSc projects – three-month research project in collaboration with industry with a Bath mathematical MSc programme:

Undergraduate placements – an undergraduate student can spend a year with a company as a paid employee.

Some of our partners

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