Whilst the Turing Gateway to Mathematics (TGM) aims to respond in a speedy and focused way to new ideas and approaches, it also recognises the need for a targeted and continuous approach to the delivery of longer term knowledge exchange activities in the mathematical sciences.
Mathematic knowledge exchange presents a number of challenges, not least because it is hugely cross-cutting and multi-disciplinary. On the one hand, increased focus on research outcomes and pathways to impact, make the need for others to know what is already known by mathematicians more critical than ever. Yet on the other, not everyone who needs it, knows where to turn for support or advice.
There is also a need to support mathematical researchers who seek to recognise and articulate the impact of their research and to help other mathematicians to address mathematical research problems from a wide spread of disciplines both inside and beyond the universities.
In recognition of this, the TGM has so far developed five thematic knowledge exchange programmes. These are linked to a number of areas which are recognised as being of strategic and economic importance to the UK. These programmes aim to stimulate and support mathematical sciences knowledge exchange via ongoing dialogue with key stakeholders and activities which include research and training workshops, consultations and ad-hoc projects.