Industry-Academia Workshop

Industry-Academia Workshop

Solving pressing industrial challenges with mathematical modelling
Industry-Academia Workshop

This interactive industry-academia workshop aims to bring together companies and researchers with a mathematical background (Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science). Several successful examples of collaborations between universities and companies will be presented by international and local experts. The workshop is a follow-up activity of the 1st Study Group with Industry in Cyprus, which took place in 2016 with the participation of the Cypriot companies Water Development Department, ENGINO, OSEL, and Party Ice, and these four collaborations will also be presented. Discussion and brainstorming will follow so that the participants are inspired to explore and launch their own collaborations.

Organising Committee

Dr Katerina Kaouri
Cyprus University of Technology
Mathematics for Industry Network

Dr Margarita Zachariou
Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics
Mathematics for Industry Network

Andreas Andreou, Director
Department of Industry
Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Elena Orphanidou, Head Trade and Investment
British High Commission Nicosia Cyprus


Dr Katerina Kaouri
Cyprus University of Technology
(+357) 25 00 24 72
(+357) 99 94 78 43

Michalis Protopapas
Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry
(+357) 22 88 98 60


09.15 – 09.30 Registration

09.30 – 09.45 Brief Welcome addresses

Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cyprus University of Technology, Mathematics for Industry Network, British High Commission Cyprus, Research Promotion Foundation
09.45 – 10.15 Academia-industry collaborations at Imperial College

Prof. Demetrios Papageorgiou, Chair of Applied Mathematics and Head, Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London
10.15 – 10.45 Collaborating with industry using mathematical modelling: success stories from Oxford

Dr Ian Griffiths, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
10.45 – 11.00 The European Study Groups with Industry in Cyprus: connecting researchers with companies

Dr Katerina Kaouri, Research Fellow, Cyprus University of Technology & Mathematics for Industry Network
(Note: Company representatives of ENGINO, Party Ice, OSEL and the Water Development Department will share their experience from the 1st Study Group with Industry in Cyprus)
11.00 – 11.10 Mathematical modelling in medicine: success stories

Dr Margarita Zachariou, Research Fellow, Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Mathematics for Industry Network
11.15 – 11.20 Improving bus routes in Nicosia

Andreas Athanasiades, General Manager, Transportation Organisation of the Nicosia District (OSEL)
Dr Ioannis Kyriakides, Associate Professor, University of Nicosia
11.15 – 11.20 How mathematical modelling helps Mitsubishi improve heat exchangers

Dr Nikolaos Ploskas, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University
11.25 – 11.30 The EU-funded “Science Shops” project

Petros Sorokkos, Assistant Manager, KPMG Cyprus
11.30 – 12.30 How can we improve academia-industry interactions in Cyprus?

Discussion, brainstorming and networking over coffee & sweets.