The 101th European Study Group with Industry, will take place from May 5 to May 9 at the Mathematics Department of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. These meetings were created with the objective of renovating and reinforcing the links between Mathematics and Industry. 

This meeting is part of the series of European Study Groups and will count with the participation of several European experts with a large experience in this type of events.  

More information on study groups and related aspects is available at the International Study Groups website, the Smith Institute and the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry. For a fairly comprehensive list of problems and respective reports which have appeared in previous study groups see here


The meeting will take place at FCT Library Building. Please check our map.  

Study group 

At the beginning of the week, a representative from each company presents their industrial problem to the participating mathematicians. The academic participants, who are a diverse group of people with expertise in the mathematical sciences, including PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and professors, allocate themselves to a group, each of which works in one of the proposed problems with the industrial partner. The work will be developed full-time over the next days. On the last day, each group will make a presentation of the results obtained and make suggestions for further work. After the study group, a report on each problem will be sent to the cooresponding firm. Apart from the results obtained during the study group, this may contain suggestions for further collaboration. 

Information for companies 

If you think that your company might have something to gain from discussing a problem with us, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to visit you, at no cost and without any need for an immediate commitment, for an initial discussion about formulating such a problem. Almost all industrial problems have some mathematical aspect to them, although the mathematics is not always recognisable at first. Indeed, from our own experience, some of the most successful study group problems were not well-defined in mathematical terminology at the start of the study group. 

The fee for a firm to present a problem at the study group will depend on the size of the enterprise as defined by the EU

For more information on past study groups, including a description of some of the problems which have been presented at previous meetings, see: Past Study Groups


Jorge Orestes Cerdeira (CMA-FCT-UNL) Adérito Araújo (LCM-CMUC)
Nelson Chibeles Martins  (CMA-FCT-UNL) Manuel Cruz (ISEP-IPP and LEMA)
Paula Amaral  (CMA-FCT-UNL) Pedro Freitas (FMH-UL and GFM-UL)
Rui Rodrigues  (CMA-FCT-UNL)


FCT-UNL - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

CMA - Centro de Matemática e Aplicações, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

CMUC - Centre for Mathematics, University of Coimbra

GFM/UL - Group of Mathematical Physics of the University of Lisbon

CIM - Centro Internacional de Matemática 

ECMI - European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry

LEMA - Laboratório de Engenharia Matemática, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto