April 25, 2014

Commercial and Industrial Mathematics Program (CIM)

The focus of the CIM Program is to cooperate with business, enabling technology transfer between mathematical scientists and the information society. The CIM Program is advised by an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB).

The program supports several seminar series (some joint with Mitacs),occasional workshops, courses and talks, and the Fields-Mitacs Industrial Problem-Solving Workshop (FMIPW), which takes place at Fields in even-numbered years.

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Upcoming Commercial, Industrial and Financial Mathematics Activities

Seminar Series
Affiliated Activities
Upcoming Workshops and Courses

Aug 11-15, 2014
Fields-Mprime Industrial Problem Solving Workshop
Fields Institute, Toronto

YSI Workshop @ 2014 Annual Plenary Conference
The Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) will host a Ph.D. student workshop at the Fields Institute from April 8-9, 2014, prior to the Institute’s annual plenary conference in Toronto from April 10-12, 2014.
Costs and Stipends
Workshop participation is free for those accepted. The Institute for New Economic Thinking will provide free accommodations within walking distance to the Fields Institute. Participants will share a room with a fellow young scholar of the same sex. Travel stipends for airfare will be provided for select participants. Others will be responsible for arranging their own travel.

Applicants should be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in economics or a related field. The selection committee will prioritize Ph.D. candidates, but will accept a small number of qualified master students, postdocs, and assistant professors. The deadline to complete the online application is January 31, 2014, 11:59 PM (EST). Apply here.
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In 1999, Fields began a program to foster start-up companies that commercialize mathematical ideas and that can benefit from co-location at the Fields Institute. Companies are approved by the Fields Board on recommendation by the IAB. The goal of the program is to enable members of the Fields community to start business ventures by giving them access to the physical, intellectual and logistical resources of the Institute.
In 2008, one of the first start-up companies in this program, Sigma Analysis and Management, graduated from the program and moved off-campus, attaining the designation of a "senior" firm. Followed by R2 Financial Technologies
More information about this program can be obtained by contacting the Director at director<at>
Senior Firms Fostered by the Fields Institute
Start-Up Firms Fostered by the Fields Institute
Corporate Affiliate Members of the Fields Institute

QWeMA Group Inc., R2 Financial Technologies Inc.,Sigma Analysis and Management, Synchrony Consulting Services
Employees of our corporate affiliate members receive complimentary waiving of registration fees at Fields events.

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