Future Manufacturing with Mathematical Sciences

10.30  Arrival and Coffee

11:00  Presentations from projects

12:30  Lunch

13:15  Future Opportunities

14:30  Coffee

14:45  Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

15:30  Plenary Discussion and next steps

16:00  End

The workshop provided the opportunity for key research outcomes, challenges and impacts from the projects funded under the Future Manufacturing with Mathematical Sciences (FMMS) call to be shared across the projects and for feedback from the call to EPSRC. It was clear that the FMMS call had enabled the development of new collaborations across academic disciplines as well as with industrial partners but that there was a need to engage a broader range of researchers with this area in order to enhance the mathematical sciences contribution to EPSRC Productive Nation Prosperity Outcomes as well as to relevant activities supported under the Government’s Industrial Strategy. EPSRC encouraged participants to consider approaches to broadening engagement, and agreed to liaise with any attendees or members of the community wishing to submit a possible network application in this area.

In addition participants at the workshop identified a range of opportunities for the mathematical sciences to contribute to challenges in manufacturing and EPSRC encourages potential applicants to take inspiration from these in preparing applications in this area.