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CRM Consulting Service (CRM-CS)
What do we offer?
The aim of this service is to help enterprises to innovate in their production process. At CRM we strongly believe that almost all problems have a “right” mathematical formulation. When confronted with a specific problem, a formulation process starts through a fruithful dialogue between a professional mathematician and the enterprise. That first step is the most important one, the “understanding” of what the enterprise problem is about.
The professional mathematician knows a lot of models, but he/she will always need to adapt them to the present situation, the model is tailor made. Once the mathematical model is established, it can be tested and analysed through simulation and numerical computation with specific optimization purposes. This applies to areas such cost optimization, algorithm design, task allocation, logistics, data analysis, etc. and provides the enterprise with a very significant added value in its activity and a competitive advantage.
How does it work?
If you have a problem or question in your enterprise that you feel can be treated mathematically, contact us at to arrange for an interview. The first step is the understanding of what the enterprise problem is about and to evaluate its mathematical treatment.
Eventually, the second step consists in the preparation by the CRM-MCS of a project detailing the problem, the mathematical model, the deliverables, the deadlines, and the budget. If the project is accepted by the enterprise, a contract is signed according to spanish laws and the project starts. Otherwise, steps one and two are free of cost.
Who does it?
The consultancy activity of the CRM-CS relies on the KTT unit and the whole of the research staff of the centre. Besides, CRM has institutional relations with other mathematical institutions in Catalunya, eventually providing additional expertise.

The director of the CRM-CS is the CRM director, Lluís Alsedà, who identifies, already for step two, the most suitable professional mathematicians for the project at hand, and nominates a principal investigator in charge.
Past projects
You can find here a list of enterprises that have completed a project with the CRM-MCS