Studiegroep Wiskunde met de Industrie

The Study Group Mathematics with Industry (SWI) is a combined industrial–academic workshop where mathematics is used to tackle problems presented by companies and other organisations outside academia. Roughly between fifty and eighty mathematicians, both from industry and academia, gather during the week to collaborate intensively on industrial problems.

Six problems, one week

The format follows the original Oxford model, dating back to 1968, which is used worldwide in similar study groups. Six companies each present their problem on the Monday. The participants devote the entire week to solving these problems in smaller groups. During the week groups maintain contact  with the problem owner to ensure that their efforts stay targeted at the problems posed by the companies. All groups present their work on the Friday morning.

SWI2023: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

SWI2023 was organised at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. A short summary of the five industrial problems that were analysed can be found below. More detail on the problems of SWI2023 and earlier editions can be found on the SWI website

As part of a global community this group of young, intelligent and creative mathematicians give a new perspective on industrial problems in just one week.
Colin Please
Professor of Applied Mathematics - Oxford University
It is a great pleasure to see mathematicians getting a grip on your industrial problem and come up with new insights.
Dragan Kostic
R&D Director - ASMPT
As part of the local organizing committee, I enjoyed bringing bright mathematicians and industry together to help solve some of our society’s most pressing problems.
Julian Koellermeier
Assistant Professor - University of Groningen