MAC-MIGS includes collaborations with many businesses and government agencies

The Partners help to define many of the projects undertaken by PhD students. International academic partners give opportunities for students in the later years of their study to go abroad to work on advanced research projects.

Our external Partners span a vast range of areas: from finance and data science to manufacturing and energy, including specialisms not normally associated with mathematics, such as housing and brewing. We have close collaborations with multinationals, local SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and government agencies.  This, combined with the broad interests and research expertise within the Maxwell Institute, places our students in an ideal position to engage with industry throughout their studies.

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Aberdeen Standard Investments are a leading global asset manager, dedicated to creating long-term value for our clients. The investment needs of our clients are at the heart of what we do. We offer a comprehensive range of investment solutions, as well as the very highest level of service and support.

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AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe.

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Artemis Intelligent Power is the world leader in Digital Displacement hydraulics – a fundamental innovation which offers a radical increase in efficiency for a wide range of applications. Our core technology – a highly flexible, digitally-controlled hydraulic pump – has applications from offshore wind to road transport, rail and off-road machinery.


BioSS specialises in the development and application of the quantitative methods needed to enhance scientific knowledge and impact. We are recognised internationally for our work at the interface between the mathematically-based sciences and a wide span of applied sciences covering agriculture and the rural economy, the environment, food and health.


A brand of Dassault Systèmes, providing a scientific collaborative environment for advanced biological, chemical and materials experiences that help science- and process-driven companies develop higher quality products faster and more cost effectively.


Brainnwave have expertise in intelligence, data (size doesn’t matter to us), data management, data science, machine learning, software engineering, geospatial analytics and extracting value from data.


A world-leading geological survey. It focuses on public-good science for government, and research to understand earth and environmental processes.


Cresset delivers software and discovery research services that help chemists discover, design and optimize the best small molecules for their project.


The Data Lab enables industry, public sector and world-class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment. Its core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from big data.


EDEM is the market-leading Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation.


Forest Enterprise Scotland is the agency responsible for managing the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Government Ministers.


IBM is a global cloud platform and cognitive solutions company, which has continually evolved over the past century to remain at the forefront of technological innovation. Our capabilities in data and analytics, cloud, mobile, social and security have helped the UK evolve to become one of the world’s most digitally advanced nations.


Infineum is one of the world’s leading formulators, manufacturers and marketers of fuel and lubricant additives and everything we do revolves around the reliable delivery of our products, which in turn provide superior performance to our customers.


Intel harness the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, to disrupt industries and solve global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers, and society.


Intellidigest is made up of academic and entrepreneurial experts from diverse backgrounds working together to deliver novel products that will help end edible food waste and enable the efficient upcycling of inedible food wastes to climate friendly chemicals and bio-energy.


The James Hutton Institute is a well-respected and globally recognised research organisation delivering fundamental and applied science to drive the sustainable use of land and natural resources.


Johnson Matthey are a global leader in sustainable technologies. We apply our cutting-edge science to create solutions with our customers that make a real difference to the world around us.


Leonardo is the largest inward investor in the UK defence sector, the largest Italian inward investor to the UK, and one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MoD.


McLaren Applied Technologies works at the intersection of technology, data and human ingenuity to deliver quantifiable performance advantage to four key sectors undergoing large-scale disruptive change; Motorsport, Automotive, Public Transport and Health.

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Mocean Energy utilise numerical modelling and optimisation, rapid prototyping and tank testing – allied to hard-won ocean experience – to deliver wave energy machines that produce high levels of power for their size and work in some of the world’s harshest environments.


Moody’s Analytics helps risk practitioners across industries and regions respond to an evolving marketplace with confidence. Our award-winning data, models, analytical software, and expertise empower capital markets and risk professionals to better measure, monitor, and manage risk.


The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK’s National Measurement Institute, and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available.


NHS Scotland is committed to working closely with partners in local authorities and the third sector. This is crucial to achieving our ambitions for a healthier Scotland and to meeting the challenges of the years ahead.


NM Group optimise the performance of electricity networks by remotely sensing and serving the position and condition of our client’s assets.


Nvidia sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI – the next era of computing – with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.


Ocean Science Consulting provide marine mammal detection and underwater noise risk mitigation services to all marine industries worldwide.


Ofgem is the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets. We are a non-ministerial government department and an independent National Regulatory Authority, recognised by EU Directives. Our principal objective when carrying out our functions is to protect the interests of existing and future electricity and gas consumers.


Oliver Wyman is an international management consulting firm with a large focus on banking and financial services.


OpenGoSim provides support for PFLOTRAN, a massively parallel open source reservoir simulator, which can be freely downloaded and customised to satisfy specific modelling needs.


Procter & Gamble brands are trusted in millions of living rooms, kitchens, utility rooms and bathrooms – and have been passed down from generation to generation. Over the course of 181 years, they’ve challenged convention, led innovation and helped to shape culture.


Public Health Scotland is Scotland’s lead national agency for improving and protecting the health and wellbeing of all of Scotland’s people.


Royal Bank of Scotland has paved the way in banking since it was established. From the world’s first overdraft, and the first house purchase loan by a UK bank, to the first fully-fledged internet banking service, the bank has a history of making life easier for its customers.


SaBio is dedicated to contribute to health, animal production and conservation through research and technological development. SaBio is an interdisciplinary group with a high level of internationalization, high scientific productivity and with the ability to transfer knowledge.


Savills is one of the world’s leading property agents. Their experience and expertise spans the globe, with 600 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.


Scottish Natural Heritage believes that ​nature and landscapes are vital assets. We promote and care for the natural heritage, enable people to enjoy the outdoors and support those who manage it.


uFraction8 provides scalable bioprocessing technology enabling biomass filtration, separation and dewatering, used with wide range of microbes like micro algae, yeast and bacteria, sorting biomass from culture medium with no harm and no flocculants unlike centrifuges, filters and membranes.


Ventient Energy is a dynamic, pan-European renewable energy business and is the largest independent generator of onshore wind energy in Europe.


WEST Beer is the only UK brewery to produce all of its artisan beers in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot, the German Purity Law of 1516.

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Interested in becoming an Industrial Partner?

We are also keen to engage with new Partners – please do get in touch with Ben Goddard ( or Cathal Cummins ( if you would like to find out more about working with MAC-MIGS.