European Study Group with Industry


Welcome to the next European Study Group with Industry that will take place at the  Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, in Portugal from 1st of July to 5th of July 2019. 



A study group is a week-long workshop bringing together mathematicians and companies.


A number of challenges will be proposed by companies. In the first day academic participants allocate themselves to a group, each of which works in one of the challenges along with the industrial partner. On the last day, each group will make a presentation of the results obtained and make suggestions for further work. After the study group, a report on each problem will be sent to the corresponding company which may contain suggestions for further collaboration.


More information on study groups and related aspects is available at the International Study Groups website and the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry. For a list of previous ESGI in Portugal please visit the PT-MATHS-IN website.



Companies have a possibility to benefit from the insights gained through mathematical analysis of their problems. The ESGI are ideal for companies that are new to cooperation with academia.


If you think that your company might have something to gain from discussing a problem with us, do not hesitate to contact us through ( We will be more than happy to visit you, at no cost and without any need for an immediate commitment, for an initial discussion about formulating such a problem. Almost all industrial problems have some mathematical aspect to them, although the mathematics is not always recognisable at first. Indeed, from our own experience, some of the most successful study group problems were not well-defined in mathematical terminology at the start of the study group.


The confidentiality of the data provided is assured.


The costs of participating as a company will depend on the size of the enterprise.



Study groups provide a unique opportunity for academics to work with industry to come up with new ideas and potential solutions for real problems.

Academic participants (students, researchers, professors) with expertise in mathematical fields such as Operations Research, Optimization, Statistics, Numerical Analysis, Computer Sciences, Physics, Finances, Data Analysis, among others, are welcome.

There is no fee for academic participants.

Registration available soon.



Student participation (bachelor, master or PhD) is strongly encouraged and it may be possible to support the participation expenses of some students.

If you want to apply for this support, please contact the organizing committee, sending a motivation letter and a short CV


Events organization

– Chair | Paula Pascoal-Faria;
– Co-chairs | Conceição Nogueira, Fernando Sebastião, Artur Mateus e Nuno Alves;
– Organizing committee | Augusto Eusébio, Jorge Fatelo, Nelson Ferreira, Maryam Khaksar Ghalat, Svilen Valtchev e Rui Fonseca-Pinto.


In collaboration with the Portuguese Network for Mathematics in Industry and Innovation (PT-MATHS-IN).