Being a multidisciplinary center, collaboration between institutions and researchers is fundamental for the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics. In that sense, BCAM has a built a strong collaboration with many institutions within the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network, as well as with other relevant national and international research entities. Additionally, the center is part of some of the most important scientific networks at national and international level.
Being a multidisciplinary center, collaboration between institutions and researchers is fundamental for the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics. Currently, BCAM belongs to some of the most important national and international networks in its field. We organized our participation in these networks and consortiums in the following way:
Strategic & Institutional networks
European Research Centers on Mathematics
ERCOM is an EMS committee consisting of Scientific Directors of European Research Centers in the Mathematical Sciences, or their chosen representatives. Only European centers which are institutional members of the EMS, predominantly research oriented, with an international scientific board and a large international visiting program, covering a broad area of the Mathematical Sciences are eligible for representation in ERCOM. The eligibility of centers is decided by the EMS Executive Committee after consultations with ERCOM. BCAM is part of the committee since 2016 and was expected to host the .ERCOM meeting 2020 that was postponed due to the COVID.19 outbreak.
European Network of Mathematics and Industry
EU-MATHS-IN aims to leverage the impact of mathematics on innovations in key technologies by enhanced communication and information exchange between and among the involved stakeholders on a European level. Our contribution in this network is to be part as an Institutional Member.
European Women in Mathematics
European Women in Mathematics’ main objective is to encourage women to study mathematics and support women in their careers. European Women in Mathematics is an international association of women working in the field of mathematics in Europe. Founded in 1986, EWM has several hundred members and coordinators in 33 European countries. Our contribution in this network is to be part as an Institutional Member.
The 'Severo Ochoa' Centers and 'Maria de Maeztu' Units of Excellence Alliance
SOMMa is the alliance of “Severo Ochoa” Centres and “María de Maeztu” Units to promote Spanish Excellence in research and to enhance its social impact at national and international levels.
Our contribution in this network is in different levels: member of the executive committee, coordination the Open Science Working Group and participation in different working groups such as Gender Balance, Transfer knowledge, Management, etc. We are part of this network since 2014.
Strategic Network in Mathematics
The objective is to create a strategy that will enhance the international presence, creating synergies between mathematical scientific community and the socioeconomic impact of research in Spanish mathematics.
Our contribution in this network is the coordination of the full network during the period 2020-2021 and part of the board of trustees since 2018. We are part of this network since 2018.
Joint research labs & platforms
Joint Transborder Laboratory in Mathematics
The Laboratories for Trans-border Cooperation (LTCs) are a formula for collaboration that has been developed since 2015 in the frame of the Campus Euskampus (UPV/EHU)- U. Bordeaux. LTCs were created to provide an institutional framework for research teams from the Basque country and from Bordeaux working together. This framework supports trans-border research communities, which involve young and senior researchers, students, and technicians that can move from one lab to the other without boundaries and share a common vision and action agendas. BCAM leads the TRANSMATH LTC on Applied Mathematics, which objectives are i)increase scientific outputs and visibility of our joint research at the EU and international level ii)act as an incubator for larger projects to attract external funding and create a sustainable transnational community of researchers (from students to senior researchers).
Spanish Platform for Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation Technologies in a Digital Environment
The overall objective of the Spanish Platform for Modeling, Simulation and Optimization Technologies in a Digital Environment (PET MSO-ED) is to enhance and strengthen collaboration in R&D&I between the public and business sectors, taking advantage of the potential of mathematics to address the challenges posed in the industrial world and in society. The aim is to provide the Spanish industrial, academic and business research and innovation community with a comprehensive and well-coordinated infrastructure for all the needs related to the adoption and development of Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Optimization Technologies taking advantage of the resources of Data Science in a Digital Environment. BCAM institutional member of this platform since its promotion in 2021.
Joint Research Lab on Offshore Renewable Energy
The Joint Research Laboratory on Offshore Renewable Energy, based in the Basque Country, is composed of researchers from BCAM, TECNALIA and UPV/EHU.
The launch of the JRL-ORE seeks to strengthen the research links between the parties in order to take advantage of synergies between them and to reach critical masses in the agreed scientific and technological areas. It aims to increase the level of the research results in terms of their impact in the business world and society in general.
Joint Research Lab on Artificial Intelligence
The Joint Research Lab on Artificial Intelligence, based in the Basque Country, is composed of researchers from BCAM, TECNALIA and UPV/EHU.
The research areas cover various topics sucn as time series analysis, stream learning, optimization, Lifelong ML or adversarial ML. The applications can be related with transport, data science, industry, energy, architecture... or even agriculture or special engineering
Spanish Network of Mathematics and Industry
Math-in is focused on transferring mathematical technology to business and industrial sectors, thus stimulating an increase in competitiveness in the research groups involved and industry itself. Our contribution in this network is the participation of our more applied research groups in different research projects and the organization of biannual European Study Group with Industry (ESGI).
Spanish Network of Research in Cardiac Computational Modeling
The objective of the VHEARTSN network is to promote collaboration between different Spanish groups with extensive experience in the field of cardiac computer modeling, with the general objective of facilitating and accelerating the development, implementation and application of computational models in biomedical research. We participated in this network by the MMB BCAM Research group from 2016 to 2020.
National Network of Biostatistics
It aims to link together Spanish researchers in biostatistics with an integrative, multidisciplinary, flexible, and open focus.
We participated in this network by the AS (Applied Statistics) BCAM Research group since 2016.
Clinical Systems Neuroscience
The overarching goal of the Clinical Systems Neuroscience (CLISYSNE) network is to identify research avenues for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the Central Nervous System (CNS) by applying concepts and analytical tools from Systems Biology and Systems Neurosciences to CNS drug and biomarker discovery. We participated in this network by the MCEN (Mathematical and Computational Neurosciences) BCAM Research group since 2020.
Red de Geometria Algebraica y Singularidades
The RGAS network is made up of 13 nodes where Algebraic Geometry and Theory of Singularities are addressed from diverse points of view and with very different tools. These points of view and tools are undoubtedly complementary. The main objectives of the RGA network are (1) to strengthen our areas of specialization and to expand them in the most relevant directions of current research, (2) to maintain and improve our international presence, and (3) to take advantage of our internal synergies and to generate international collaboration that helps us maintain a research and training environment of the first international level.
Associations & consortium
European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry
The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) is a consortium of academic institutions and industrial companies that acts co-operatively with the following aims: To promote and support the use of mathematical modelling, simulation, and optimization in any activity of social or economic importance. To educate Industrial Mathematicians to meet the growing demand for such experts. To operate on a European scale.
European Open Science Cloud
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative will offer researchers a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines by federating existing data infrastructures.
EOSC is being co-created in a series of funded projects and initiatives from Member States and Associated Countries. These will be reflected on this site in time, but the current focus is on the EOSC Association. We are observers in this action.
Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe
CLAIRE seeks to strengthen European excellence in AI research and innovation. Its extensive network forms a pan-European Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe. CLAIRE was launched in 2018 as a bottom-up initiative by the European AI community and aims for “brand recognition” similar to CERN. As part of BCAM contribution to the promotion of Mathematics & Artificial Intelligence, we are members of the Claire Research network.
Basque Cybersecurity Centre
BCSC (Basque Cybersecurity Centre) is the Organization appointed by the Basque Government to promote cybersecurity. Its mission is to promote and develop culture and awareness on cybersecurity in the Basque society, to streamline business activities concerning cybersecurity and to create a strong professional sector. It is a cross-cutting initiative which represents the Basque Government's commitment to its citizens and companies in the field of cybersecurity. BCAM is part of the BCSC, and collaborates with its partners in several research projects through its “artificial intelligence and cybersecurity laboratory”, part of the BDIH assets (see bellow).
Basque Digital Innovation Hub
The Basque Digital Innovation Hub (BDIH) is a connected network of assets and services Infrastructure for training, research, testing and validation available for companies. The nodes of the BDIH are: flexible robotics, additive manufacturing, smart & connected machines, digital electricity grids data driven solutions, new materials, medical devices and digital health, cybersecurity.
In the cybersecurity node, BCAM contributes with the “artificial intelligence and cybersecurity laboratory”, that offers solutions based on data analytics. The tools are devoted to tasks such as intrusion detection and, anomaly detection and predictive analysis among others. The team is composed of statisticians, computer scientists and mathematicians which have experience both at academia and industry in designing and implementing machine learning tools, statistics for large data volumes, information extraction and prediction.
INNOLAB is an innovation platform that connects businesses and technology in order to look for digital solutions to current business and social challenges. This platform is specialized in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. BCAMis institutional member of this association since 2018.
European Association of Research Managers and Administrators
EARMA represents the community of Research Managers and Administrators in Europe and its mission is to support excellent research by supporting their members in their profession as RM&As. EARMA provides a networking forum, a learning platform, and a place to share experiences and best practice among RMAs throughout EARMA and in the wider RMA community. BCAM administrative staff members are members of EARMA so as to get experience on best practices that can be applied to the center management.
We are institutional members of the following societies:
European Mathematical Society
The European Mathematical Society is a learned society representing mathematicians throughout Europe. It promotes the development of all aspects of mathematics in Europe, in particular mathematical research, relations of mathematics to society, relations to European institutions, and mathematical education.
Real Sociedad Matemática Española
The Spanish Royal Mathematical Society is a learned society whose aim is the promotion and dissemination of Mathematics and its applications, and the encouragement of its research and teaching at all levels of education. In 2019 – 2020 BCAM contributed to the “White paper on Mathematics” that was published in October 2020.
Sociedad Española de Matemática Aplicada
The Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics (SEMA) was created in 1991, as a milestone in the development of applied mathematics in Spain, motivated by the success and continuity of the national Spanish Congress of Differential Equations and their Applications (CEDYA), that began in 1978. Its main purpose was to contribute in a coordinated manner to the development of mathematics in connection with its applications, responding in this way to new challenging problems of the real world, in the most diverse areas in science and industry.
Since its creation, BCAM has pursued a clear policy of national and international cooperation, often channeled through scientific collaborators working on different lines, which has yielded results through articles and workshops, etc. The main objective of these partnerships is to address together common research interests.
In the map below, you will be able to see the current institutional agreements signed by BCAM: