Established in 2011, the Smith Institute’s annual TakeAIM competition is an opportunity for university students to showcase their work on the industrial stage. TakeAIM’s goal is to highlight the crucial role mathematics plays in solving real-world problems while rewarding the academic exploration of future innovators who undertake pioneering research.

The entry

Within 250 words we want to hear about a piece of research that you have been directly involved in carrying out and its potential benefits in relation to the economy, public sector, government or society more generally. What are the opportunities that may be realised by its application?

The prize

Thanks to the generous support of our leading company sponsors, the two 1st prize winners each receive £1,000 in Apple vouchers and the opportunity to present their research at the Smith Institute’s Alan Tayler Day, held annually in November at St. Catherine’s College in Oxford.

The sponsors