Business, Engineering and Education Study Groups

European Study Group with Industry

Workshop on Computational and Modelling
Problems from Industry
24–28th October , 2016

Problems reports

Problem 1. Optimization of fastener distribution - 1
Problem 1. Optimization of fastener distribution - 2
Problem 2. Potential of a vortex
Problem 3. Overlap spherical harmonics
Problem 4. Collapse of paperboard packages



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Proposals for modelling problems are welcome

European Study Group with Industry is a week-long workshop where applied mathematicians work together with industrialists on R&D questions arising from industry or other organizations. An interested company may suggest a problem or research question to the workshop. An industry representative will be asked to present the problem on the first day. A team of mathematicians and experts of computational methods will tackle the problem for the consecutive 4 days. Results are presented on the last day. Oxford Study Group with Industry concept was pioneered at University of Oxford in 1960's. Later renamed as European Study Groups with Industry, ESGI has become a successful model worldwide.

European Study Group with Industry BEEs01/ESGI123 is funded by Volkswagen Foundation and will be organized in St Petersburg as Russian-German-Ukrainian collaboration on October, 24 – 28, 2016.


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 modelling, 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