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 Strategy for Contacting
Strategy for Contacting Companies / Industries / Researchers

The first step was to decide the strategy to follow in order to get the required input data from users dealing with polynomial system solving in companies, industries and scientific laboratories. The following methodology was applied:

The information gathered from the answers to the questionnaire and from the contacts in the Open Workshop are described in section 5.3. About one hundred companies, enterprises and R&D laboratories has been already contacted. Most of them were from Spain and France since, with the Open Workshop taking place in Barcelona, it was easier to persuade them to spend one or two days discussing their needs and experiences of polynomial system solving in ``real-world problems". Another reason was that the main Spanish vendor of mathematical software, Addlink, was strongly involved in the preparation and organization of the Open Workshop by providing the FRISCO project with a list of all the spanish companies, enterprises and R&D laboratories using mathematical software such as Mathematica, Maple, Matlab, NAG Libraries, Axiom, etc.

There were three main difficulties found when contacting the companies, enterprises and R&D laboratories:


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