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.