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Industrial Collaboration


Collaboration Overview

We welcome collaborations with business and industry and would like to hear from from potential new partners. Our world-class mathematical research is exceptionally far-reaching and cross-disciplinary. Mathematical research has been shown to drive innovation and impact in areas as diverse as: automotive, computing, construction, environment, finance, healthcare, medical diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, security, sustainability, telecommunications, water and many more. 


Already, many organisations have found partnerships with us a remarkably effective way of resolving tough issues, transforming their research outcomes and accessing new knowledge. A mathematical approach provides the advantage of fresh perspectives that can unlock hidden insights.

  • Partners benefit from developing relationships with world-leading mathematicians to resolve the most difficult research questions, while gaining access to state-of-the-art facilities and some of the world’s brightest students.
  • Academic researchers welcome the opportunity to partner with organisations on tackling highly challenging and interesting investigations that deliver real impact.

Partnership Opportunities

We recognise the importance of effective communication and building rapport with our partners.  Discussing the underlying research objectives is the first step in the process to identify areas of mutual interest.  This enables us to assess how the challenges align with our expertise and to develop the most effective type of collaboration. There are a number of collaboration options including:

  • The Cambridge Mathematics Placements (CMP) programme which facilitates summer research placements for Masters and undergraduate students in industry, the public sector, and University of Cambridge departments. Students gain experience of doing innovative mathematical research in an external setting, while hosts engage a talented mathematician to tackle a project. 
  • MPhil Computational Biology. All the students complete a summer research project assessed as part of the MPhil.  We are always looking for interesting projects and proposals from industry are welcome.
  • Industry funded PhDs.
  • Post Doctoral research projects.  Organisations can benefit from the input of experienced researchers.

Consultancy with academics

Individual academics can offer consultancy services based on their specialist areas.  This may encompass giving advice as consultants or providing targeted executive development or education.


If you are interested in finding out more about how your organisation can work together with Cambridge Mathematics, please contact the Knowledge Transfer Facilitator:

Dr Stephanie North, or