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Newcastle University’s Shirley Coleman has been appointed as a UK Knowledge Exchange Super Champion


Eight KE "Super Champions" are employed part-time by the UK Knowledge Exchange Hub for Mathematical Sciences (KE Hub), and they form a network of established mathematical scientists based around the UK.

A recommendation of the 2018 Bond Review, the KE Hub has been established to capitalise on the mathematical sciences’ crucial contribution to the UK economy and global society, and drive a step change in the scale, connectivity, and coordination of Mathematical Sciences Knowledge Exchange infrastructure in the UK.

The Super Champions lead KE Hub projects such as the online Triage Workshops (with the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences), engagement with companies, short projects, training, the KE Professionals’ Forum, and the coordination and dissemination of good practice. They engage with the V-KEMS – Virtual Forum for KE in Mathematical Sciences - organising committee (V-KEMS is a joint project shared between the Newton Gateway to Mathematics, the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences and Innovate UK Business Connect).

The KE Hub is initially seed funded by the Isaac Newton Institute through the EPSRC Additional Funding for Mathematical Sciences.

To find out more about KE Hub initiatives, please contact Professor Hongsheng Dai, Newcastle University’s KE Champion.