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What is the relationship between the Newton Gateway to Mathematics and the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI)?

The Newton Gateway to Mathematics is the impact initiative of the Isaac Newton Institute (INI) and acts as a knowledge intermediary for the mathematical sciences. Supported by INI and the University of Cambridge, it reaches out to and engages with the users of mathematics – in industry, business, public sector and other scientific disciplines. It helps to bridge the gap between those engaged in frontier mathematical research and those working in more applied areas, by stimulating the interchange of knowledge and ideas.
 
From a scientific perspective, INI facilitates cutting-edge research in the mathematical sciences, where significant mathematical challenges are to be found, whereas the Newton Gateway to Mathematics facilitates the exchange, translation and dissemination of knowledge from the mathematical sciences to potential users.
 

What is the relationship between the Newton Gateway to Mathematics and the University of Cambridge and in particular, the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) at Cambridge?

The University of Cambridge contributes to the funding of the Newton Gateway to Mathematics through the Higher Education Innovation Funding scheme, which partially covers administrative costs, but not expenses for specific activities.
 
The Manager of the Newton Gateway is a member of the University’s Network of Research and Knowledge Transfer Facilitators (KTF’s) and the initiative has multi-disciplinary links across the University. The Gateway works with the KTF’s on joint engagement activities, such as the University of Cambridge Mathematics and Big Data Showcase and the 145th Mathematical European Study Group with Industry (ESGI).
 
The Newton Gateway works as a delivery partner with CMS, providing user engagement for both the EPSRC Centre for Mathematical Imaging in Healthcare (CMIH) and the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI).
 

Is the Newton Gateway to Mathematics a national facility?

The Newton Gateway to Mathematics acts as a vehicle for knowledge exchange between the mathematical sciences and potential users of mathematics, including industry, government, business and other academic disciplines, both in the UK and internationally. It does this by facilitating interactions and activities such as programmes of work, research and training events, as well as bespoke projects. It aims to widen access to mathematics generally, to shorten pathways to impacts for academic research, and to support education and training in areas where mathematical skills are needed.
 
Anyone can approach the Newton Gateway to Mathematics for advice and support: through its relationship with the Isaac Newton Institute, the Newton Gateway to Mathematics seeks to support and collaborate across the whole of the UK mathematics community.

How is the Newton Gateway to Mathematics funded?

The Newton Gateway to Mathematics is an integral component of the Isaac Newton Institute and therefore support is provided by INI to enable the Gateway to continue to develop its current service to the community.
 
The University of Cambridge contributes to the funding of the Newton Gateway to Mathematics through the Higher Education Innovation Funding scheme, which partially covers administrative costs, but not expenses for specific Gateway activities.

What is the Governance of the Newton Gateway to Mathematics?

The Newton Gateway is supported in delivering activity by an Advisory Board and a Programmes Committee, who advise on programmes and activities and help with quality assurance in aspects of delivery and operations. The key aim is to help facilitate to the fullest possible extent the effectiveness of the Newton Gateway to Mathematics.
 
Responsibility for the budget and short-term and long-term financial planning is overseen by INI's Management Committee and undertaken on a day by day basis by Newton Gateway staff. The Gateway reports to the INI Director who in turn is responsible to the Management Committee.

More information is available on the Governance webpage.

How can I get involved with the Newton Gateway to Mathematics?

Contact the Newton Gateway by email or call 01223 765733.
 
The Newton Gateway to Mathematics welcomes all ideas and enquiries. Agreed activities can take many forms, including workshops, consultations, training or research programmes, or a very specific project. Whatever the need, the Newton Gateway to Mathematics will endeavour to create a space for researchers and users of mathematics to work together.
 
The Gateway aims to widen access to mathematics and continues to build relationships with organisations from industry and the public sector, who seek deeper engagement with the mathematical sciences community. Companies and organisations can partner with the Gateway either by working on specific projects or programmes of work, or via one-off or annual donations to help underwrite direct costs and support underrepresented groups and early stage researchers.
 
Organisations can also be specifically associated with a Thematic Programme of Work, which are designed to stimulate mathematical science knowledge exchange. These aim to involve relevant stakeholder communities, and activities include workshops, consultations and projects.
More information can be seen here.