#SWI2019

Study Group Mathematics with Industry 2019

The  Study Group Mathematics with Industry 2019 was held from 28 January to 1 February 2019. Topics went from traffic lights to towing tanks, from chips to carbon filters and from force plates to 3D prints in concrete. Sixty mathematicians gathered at Wageningen University & Research to solve six questions from companies – in one week.

 

What is SWI?
The Study Group Mathematics with Industry (SWI) is a combined industrial–academic week-long workshop sponsored by NWO. Roughly seventy mathematicians work in groups on problems submitted by companies. Companies present a selection of problems on Monday. The participants devote the entire week to studying these problems in smaller groups, and presents their results on Friday.

Fruitful collaborations
SWI is ideal for companies that are new to cooperation with academia. The event is often a first step towards a fruitful long-term collaboration between companies and academia.

Participate: SWI 2020
SWI 2020 will be held at Fontys in Tilburg from 27 January to 31 January 2020. If you wish to contribute a problem to SWI 2020, please contact the organization committee through swi2020@fontys.nl. We will then contact you to discuss the details of the suggested problem and whether it is suitable for SWI. Discussions about suggested problems have turned out to be very fruitful for companies. After the discussion about a suggested problem, a formal decision about acceptance will made by the SWI organization committee.

Topics SWI 2019
The topics of SWI 2019 were

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SWI 2019
SWI 2019 was held at congress center WICC in Wageningen, from 28 January to 1 February 2019.

Costs
The costs of participating as a company are €1750. In addition, a representative of your company is expected to be available at various moments during the week.

Social media: #SWI19
We invite you to start following the Linkedin-page of the Studygroup. News will be published there, as well as on this website.

List of Participants
The names of participants are mentioned on the “list of participants” on this website. If you are a participant and don’t want to be mentioned on this list, please contact the organizers.

Social media: #SWI2020
We invite you to start following the Linkedin-page of the Studygroup. News will be published here, as well as on this website.

Welcome
Would you like to apply your knowledge in the following studygroup, SWI 2020? All mathematicians, completing PhDs and above, are welcome to participate. Are you a student and would you like to participate? Please send an email to swi202@fontys.nl.

Costs
Participation is free of charge, including the lunches and dinners mentioned in the program. If needed, accommodation (also free of charge) will be arranged for participants.

Topics
The topics of SWI 2019 were

SWI 2019
Registration for SWI 2019 is now closed. Would you like to participate in the SWI 2020 event, in January 2020? Please contact us at swi2020@fontys.nl.

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Monday
09.30 – 10.00 Registration with coffee & tea WICC, Kleine Veerzaal
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome
10.15 – 10.40 Presentation Bruil
10.40 – 11.05 Presentation Synopsys
11.05 – 11.30 Presentation Marin
11.30 – 11.45 coffee & tea
11.45 – 12.10 Presentation Sweco
12.10 – 12.35 Presentation KWR Water
12.35 – 13.00 Presentation Hendrix Genetics
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Group discussion with company representavis
17.00 – 18.00 Drinks

 

Tuesday
09.00 – 17.15 Group Discussions WICC
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee & tea
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 17.15 Group Discussions
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee & tea

 

Wednesday
09.00 – 17.15 Group Discussions WICC
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee & tea
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 17.15 Group Discussions
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee & tea
19.00 – 21.30 Workshop dinner

 

Thursday
09.00 – 17.15 Group Discussions WICC
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee & tea
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 18.00 Group Discussions
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee & tea
18.00 – 21.00 Pizza & preparation of final presentation

 

Friday
09:00 – 09:30 Coffee & tea WICC
09:30 – 10:00 Presentation and discussion Bruil WICC, Kleine Veerzaal
10:00 – 10:30 Presentation and discussion Synopsys WICC, Kleine Veerzaal
10:30 – 11:00 Presentation and discussion Marin WICC, Kleine Veerzaal
11:00 – 11:20 Coffee and tea WICC
11:20 – 11:30 Presentation follow-up opportunities WICC, Kleine Veerzaal
11:30 – 12:00 Presentation and discussion Sweco WICC, Kleine Veerzaal
12:00 – 12:30 Presentation and discussion KWR Water WICC, Kleine Veerzaal
12:30 – 13:00 Presentation and discussion Hendrix Genetics WICC, Kleine Veerzaal
13:00 – 14:00 Closing and lunch WICC

 

SWI 2019 in the media

February 2019

Story about the week by Bruil: De connectie tussen wiskunde en beton
SWI2019 on You Tube, made by WUR (see above)
Press release by WUR: Studiegroep Wiskunde met de Industrie kraakt bedrijfsproblemen
Newsitem by Innovation Origins: Wiskundigen kraken bedrijfsproblemen: van verzadiging waterfilters tot het gewicht van een kalkoen
Newsitem in Resource: Using math to weigh turkeys

January 2019
Newsitem in Resource: Wegen van kalkoen blijft handwerk

December 2018
Newsitem on Nationale Onderwijsgids: Diervriendelijk wegen van kalkoenen en andere wiskunde problemen
Newsitem on Innovation Origins: Hoe weeg je een kalkoen? Wiskunde als oplosser van dagelijkse vraagstukken

Questions?
For questions about the 2019 Studygroup Mathematics with Industry, please contact Jaap Molenaar, chairman of the local organization committee in Wageningen, by email.

Companies that wish to propose a problem for SWI 2020 are kindly requested to contact Bram van den Broek, chairman of the local organization committee at Fontys in Tilburg, by email.

Mathematicians that wish to participate in the SWI 2020 event, or need further information, are kindly requested to send an email to b.vandenbroek@fontys.nl.

Social Media
We invite you to follow the Linkedin-page of the Studygroup Mathematics with Industry.

Local Organization Committee SWI 2019

Jaap Molenaar (chairman) Hans Stigter George van Voorn Lia Hemerik
 
Karel Keesman Jos Hageman Guus ten Broeke Gerard van Willigenburg

 

Secretariat

Dinie Verbeek

 

 

SWI 2019 News

  • SWI2019 on YouTube

    05-02-2019 - Wageningen University & Research made a great video about the Study Group Mathematics with Industry 2019: it catches the vibe of the week. WUR also published a press release about the results. Press release: www.wur.nl/nl/nieuws-wur/Show/Studiegroep-Wiskunde-met-de-Industrie-kraakt-bedrijfsproblemen.htm YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O1psgGYW5I&feature=youtu.be

  • SWI 2019 in Resource

    29-01-2019 - The kick off of the Study Group SWI 2019 was on Monday January 28. Roelof Kleis, journalist at Resource, wrote an artikel about the week. It can be found here (in Dutch): https://resource.wur.nl/nl/wetenschap/show/Kalkoenen-wegen-met-wiskunde.htm

  • All six topics available

    07-01-2019 - The descriptions of all six topics for the 2019 Study Group Mathematics with Industry are now available. We still have a limited number of places available for people who are interested in putting their mathematical knowledge into practice. Join us!

  • SWI 2019: Water, turkeys, traffic control and more

    12-12-2018 - The 2019 Study Group Mathematics with Industry proudly presents the six accepted topics for SWI 2019. The topics cover a wide range of applications, and include controlling traffic in the city of the future, prediction of print success for concrete 3D printing, turkey body weight prediction, the numerical towing tank, latency prediction for on-chip communication,Read more