TGM is an initiative with a national remit that aspires to facilitate the flow of knowledge and ideas from the mathematical sciences to potential users – in short, acting as a gateway! With activities ranging from specific projects to more extensive training and research programmes, the Gateway can help bridge the gap between academic mathematicians, business, government, and other disciplines. As well as focusing on widening access to mathematics generally, the TGM can also help shorten pathways to impacts and strengthen education and training in areas where maths skills are needed.
In March 2013, the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences launched the Turing Gateway to Mathematics. This new initiative aims to stimulate the interchange of knowledge and ideas between academics of different disciplines and users of modern mathematics. Named after Alan Turing because of his exceptionally wide influence across a very broad front, the Gateway is a channel for collaboration and cooperation between academia and industry. It will help to shorten pathways to impact and increase access to modern mathematical methods for other industrial and academic areas.
In addition to running the visitor research programmes, the Isaac Newton Institute brings academic researchers in the mathematical sciences together with industrial, commercial and government organisations and individuals through activities such as the Open for Business events. The success of these events (see http://www.newton.ac.uk/ofb/ ) together with follow-up activity associated with the Institute’s research programmes is a key motivation for the Turing Gateway to Mathematics initiative.
Gateway activity is located in INI’s Faulkes Gatehouse, would expand on the current schedule to include events such as scoping meetings for programme proposals, bespoke training programmes, summer schools and practical courses on communicating impact, as understood by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Research Councils UK (RCUK).