Testimonials and cases

Mervi Karikorpi

Head of EU Innovation and Industrial Policies. Technology Industries of Finland

The role of industrial mathematics and mathematics is huge … many of the challenges or opportunities which companies have are particularly complex. Companies require mathematical technologies capable of considering different options to make decisions once the risks of different scenarios have been assessed.
— (On the occasion of the OpenDesk kick-off)

Martin Lange

Deputy Head of Unit of the Pathfinder at European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

A glance on the involvement of Mathematics in the projects we are currently supporting under the pathfinder initiative, and even in the previous programme under the Future Emerging Technologies, show that approximately one third of the projects involves modelling, optimisation, analytics, applied mathematics...
— (On the occasion of the OpenDesk kick-off)

Júlio Rodrigues

Executive Board Member. Chief Corporate Officer. NORS Group, Portugal

The OpenDesk can help us to access mathematical knowledge and competences.
— (On the occasion of the OpenDesk kick-off)

Diego Vizcaino Delgado

Managing Partner of Applied Economics area. Afi, Spain

Research in mathematics plays a crucial role on the technological progress but it is essential for socioeconomic progress as well.
— (On the occasion of the OpenDesk kick-off)

Wil Schilders

Former president of EU-MATHS-IN

The economic contribution of mathematical sciences represents around 30% of Dutch national income, with similar figures in the UK, France, and Spain.

Colin Willcock


The TransContinuum Initiative has the ambition to bring global solutions encompassing a number of digital technologies with the aim to support any digital use cases and to offer a ‘single door’ to any vertical sector. The 5G IA fully supports this goal and approach and is, therefore, a partner of the TransContinuum Initiative. Digital infrastructures are one of the main pillars of the Digital Economy and our sector has to work together with other domains to maximise impact on the benefit of the economy and society at large

Lex Schrijver

CWI, Amterdam

You take no notice of it when it’s there − if it wasn’t, you’d realize you cannot do without it.

Wil Schilders

Former president of EU-MATHS-IN

We live in an era of mathematics. Its influence permeates economic and social activity and its influence and impact are profound. Yet its role is not well understood, we are not using it as well as we could and should, and we are investing too little. We are delighted to be on board the TransContinuum Initiative where, together with the other seven associations, we can work on strengthening the role of Europe in mathematical modeling and algorithms as well as the HPC, IA, and Data area using mathematics as a key enabling technology.

Philip Bond

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

The 21st century is the Era of Mathematics: The mathematical sciences deliver significant social and economic impact in Europe.

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Pierre Panziera, chairman


We are delighted that the collaborative work initiated with five other associations to prepare the latest edition of our Strategic Research Agenda now lives on and develops into the TransContinuum Initiative. This is a first step towards the necessary synchronisation of European efforts across domains