The Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET) is a COST Action funded project which aims to facilitate more effective widespread application of mathematics to all industrial sectors, by encouraging greater interaction between mathematicians and industrialists. Two major activities are the Modelling Weeks and the Industrial Work shops.

These events are week-long problem solving workshops, which provide a unique opportunity for interaction between mathematicians, statisticians, applied and computational scientists and industry. They bring together PhD Students, postdocs and professors to work intensively on real and diverse world problems.

Since we plan to host a Modelling Week at the beginning of July 2017, in this presentation I wish to share some of my impressions regarding the industry problems we successfully approached in the last two Industrial Workshops I attended, the 118th and the 25^{th} European Study Group with Industry (Dublin, Ireland, 4-8 July 2016, and Limassol, Cyprus, 5-9 December 2016).