A number of activities have been considered and at this stage three main activities are taking place:
V-KEMS provides the infrastructure to host appropriate webinars/scoping meetings online. These could include one or several talks, with options to participate in parallel sessions via virtual breakout rooms. A number of activities are being developed. ICMS is supporting the mathematical sciences community in the UK by helping to organise and run online seminars (both one-off events and seminar series). They are able to help host the webinar, advertise the event, invite participants and support follow up activity.
Virtual Study Groups
One potential way forward from mathematical support and/or webinars is to tackle problems via a virtual study group (an intensive problem solving workshop). V-KEMS has explored the feasibility of this and trialled a few approaches during April 2020 and a pilot virtual study group took place from 20th - 23rd April 2020.
Mathematical Support to Business, Industry, the Public and Third Sectors
Where industry, business, the public sector or third sector have an identified challenge/problem that would benefit from mathematical input, such as physical modelling, statistics, data analysis etc, V-KEMS is able to help facilitate this, by putting the organisation in contact with relevant individuals or teams from the mathematical sciences community who will undertake a scoping and triaging process.
Organisations are able to submit an online request for brokerage and the Newton Gateway to Mathematics will endeavour to make the relevant introduction.