Extending the Reach of the Mathematical Sciences
The Turing Gateway to Mathematics (TGM) is the impact initiative of the Isaac Newton Institute, the UK's national and international mathematics visitor research institute, based at the University of Cambridge. The TGM acts as a national vehicle for knowledge transfer between the mathematical sciences and potential users of mathematics, such as industry and other academic disciplines in the UK and internationally.
Through its Partnership Scheme, the TGM continues to build relationships with organisations – from industry and the public sector, who seek deeper engagement with the mathematical sciences community. Because organisations have different requirements, the TGM can offer bespoke Partnerships, which fit an organisations’ specific vision and strategy. This could be to increase an organisations visibility to talented up-coming researchers, or exposure to an appropriate audience such as at events, or even a bespoke project to identify and engage with a specific community.
Unique Access to the Mathematical Sciences Community
Accessing specialist mathematical knowledge can be difficult – particularly for those outside academia. This can present a number of challenges, such as inaccessibility because of the technical nature of the subject matter and also the sheer diversity – as mathematics underpins so many disciplines and technologies.
The TGM helps to address such issues through effective communications and translation to wider audiences. This is achieved through a wide range of high quality knowledge transfer activities, varying from specific projects to more extensive workshops and programmes of research. These activities are specifically designed to stimulate the flow of knowledge and ideas between often disparate areas. They are effective at linking up people and organisations to collaborate on identified problems and challenges. By bridging these gaps, the TGM brings together those engaged in frontier mathematical research and those working in more applied areas – such as in industry, public sector and other academic disciplines.
As a TGM Partner, an organisation will gain privileged access to the activities of the TGM and its various networks of contacts. These include leading experts from mathematics and other disciplines (nationally and internationally), as well as multiple industrial and public sector communities via an extensive contacts database.
The TGM currently offers three levels of Partnership, starting at £10,000 plus VAT, for an initial one year commitment. Organisations can also be specifically associated with a TGM Thematic Programme of Work and Partnership Scheme funding will be utilised to support the development and delivery of specific TGM activities
The table below gives a breakdown of what each package includes:
|Guaranteed places per event||3||2||2|
|Speaking Opportunities (per year)||2||1|
|Branded recognition on the TGM website, affiliation with a specific thematic programme, promotion via quarterly newsletter and Annual Report||✓||✓||✓|
|Annual Report Brand Presence||✓||✓||✓|
|TGM Quarterly Newsletter Focus Articles||✓|
|Facilitated Engagement - Annual Dinner - University College location with academic after dinner talk||✓||✓|
|Bespoke Engagement - consultation in workshop development, exposure to University networking and recruitment activities||✓|
Benefits of TGM Partnership include:
- Access to state-of-the art mathematical techniques and approaches across multiple application areas via TGM activities and events (events currently averaging some 15-20 per year),
- Interaction with senior academics from various mathematical and related disciplines, industry and government at TGM activities, offering unique insight from their diverse areas of expertise,
- Guaranteed delegate places for 2-3 staff at relevant TGM events,
- Speaking opportunities at events (when there is scientific relevance),
- Branded recognition for your business on the TGM website (current partners page) and affiliation with a specific thematic programme (if relevant), promotion via quarterly newsletter and Annual Report,
- Accountable staff to expand engagement – a member of the TGM team will be assigned to liaise with each partner to help advise and plan engagement with relevant individuals and activities,
- The opportunity to attract talent with exposure to next generation researchers for the purposes of internships, secondments and recruitment.
Helping to Communicate Corporate and Organisational Values
As well as presenting extensive opportunities for networking, knowledge transfer and collaboration, the TGM Partnership Scheme can help organisations to reflect the wider interests of the communities they serve and assist in communicating organisational and corporate values and interests. The TGM works with many partners to further develop the important role of mathematics by making it more widely accessible to those who need to use it. Increased funding through the Partnership Scheme will help to underpin resources needed to deliver more activities to help achieve this.
Partners would be clearly associated with these efforts, as well as the wider UK mathematics community. Such associations could make a worthy addition to an organisations wider Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
To find out more and for advice on how to become a TGM Partner, please contact:
Jane Leeks, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44 (0) 1223 765733