Press release: Mathematics has become a key enabling technology in all areas of science and technology. The development of new products or production processes today is dominated by the use of simulation and optimization methods, that, based on a detailed mathematical modeling, support or even replace the costly production of prototypes and classical trial-and-error methods. To address this development and following the Recommendations of the Forward Look 'Mathematics and Industry' published by the European Science Foundation, several European research networks have established a new organization to increase the impact of mathematics on innovations in key technologies and to foster the development of new modeling, simulation- and optimization tools.
This network-of-networks named EU-MATHS-IN, sponsored by the European Mathematical Society EMS and the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry ECMI, aims to become a dedicated one-stop-shop and service unit to coordinate and facilitate the required exchanges in the field of application-driven mathematical research and its exploitation for innovations in industry, science and society.
The new organization has been established in Amsterdam on Nov. 27, 2013 with a joint meeting of the stakeholders.