The diverse and unpredictable nature of industrial research means that problems suitable for mathematical treatment arise around the world randomly in time and space. One way for the mathematics community to respond to this scenario is through MI networks, so that if an industrial problem in a certain scientific area is identified by a mathematician who is not expert in that area, wider mathematical resources can immediately be mobilised. Efficient networks need to be professionally managed if they are to be responsive and knowledgeable enough to make good "marriages" between industry and academia on a regular basis.

Country/ Region Mode of Operation
Australia Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)
Network of academic institutions and some corporate members. Runs internships, workshops, summer schools.
Canada Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS)
Network of Centres of Excellence. Originated internships on large scale.
Europe European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI)
Network of Institutions
Spain Ingenio Mathematica (i-math)
UK Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
Runs workshops, Study Groups etc Liaises with 2 UK Government Funding Agencies