Science with Industry

To encourage collaboration and knowledge exchange between the academic world and industry, NWO and the Lorentz Center jointly organize four annual workshops: ICT with Industry, Life Sciences with Industry, Physics with Industry and Mathematics with Industry. In the stimulating setting of the Lorentz Center in Leiden, young scientists work closely with industrial researchers to find, within a week, innovative solutions to scientifically challenging and commercially important R&D cases.

Why these workshops?

The aim of these four workshops is to allow research students in computer science, the life sciences, mathematics and physics (PhD students, post-doctorate students and experienced researchers) to actively help to solve real-world problems in industry and to acquaint them with the commercial world. They work alongside senior researchers drawn from both the academic and the business worlds. For businesses, these workshops bring them into contact with new talent and new solutions to their R&D issues.

Participating as a researcher

Would you like to expand your network? Do you enjoy solving problems? Would you like to get some valuable experience of a commercial work environment? If the answer is yes, Science With Industry is the perfect opportunity. Participation is free. It can also yield study points; ask your graduate school.

Participating as a company

Participating in a Science with Industry workshop is an exceptional opportunity to work side by side with academic researchers and upcoming talent. Collaboration of this kind can help your company find new solutions to complex R&D issues. A modest financial contribution is asked of participating companies; this varies per workshop.

Life Sciences with Industry

Next edition: 11 - 15 November 2019
Deadline for companies: 30 April, 2019
Deadline for researchers: not available yet (~1st half of September)
More information: LsWI page 2019

Physics with Industry

Next edition: 18 - 22 November 2019
Deadline for companies: 14 May, 2019
Deadline for researchers: 21 October, 2019
More information: PwI page

ICT with Industry

Next edition: 20 - 24 January 2020
Deadline for companies: 31 May, 2019
Deadline for researchers: not available yet
More information: Go to the IPN website

Study Group Mathematics with Industry

Next edition: 27 - 31 January 2020
Deadline for companies: not available yet
Deadline for researchers: not available yet
More information: Go to the SWI website