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Business Benefits and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of Materials Modelling

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of R&D and business benefits play an important role for the estimation of the modelling project economic impact. The description of the client benefits based on the analysis of the qualitative and quantitative benefits  (like more efficient and targeted experimentation, saving time and cost of experiments, deeper understanding to avoid upscaling issues and lower risk of market introduction or to make better informed decisions about material, product and processing choices etc.  as well as cost saving and jobs creation) is the effective approach for the effizient and successful Translation. For more information on the types of Client benefits and how to estimate quantitative impacts, please see the attached document or Economic Impact of Materials Modelling

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Updated June 2018

EMMC-Training for Translators within Joint ECCOMAS Conferences ECCM-ECFD 2018

The EMMC-CSA working group for  Translation and Training for Companies  is organizing the

The training is based on successful industrial Translation cases and a Translation Guide.  The EMMC provides demonstrations and recommendations for  effective translation of industrial challenges into materials modelling approaches. Complementary, the translation process of implementation into applied industrial modelling cases is explained.

The goals of the EMMC-CSA Training are

to explain the possibilities for wider industrial adoption of the academic developed modelling,

to demonstrate successful cases of the material modelling use for tackling industrial problems,

to teach how to estimate the costs of the modelling support for industrial partners as well as how to describe Translation cases using the EMMC Translation Case template.

The training will take place in the framework of the minisymposium 147 “European Materials Modelling Council: Training for Translators” of the ECCM-ECFD 2018 Conference. The theoretical and practical aspects of Translation process will be presented by industrial modelling- and translation experts in two joining sessions (MS147A and MS147B).


More information related to the EMMC-CSA Training for Translators you can find on the events page .





EMMC-CSA: Webinar on Best Practices for Software Development

The EMMC-CSA working group for Professional Software Deployment is organizing the

The webinar is based on the White Paper for standards of modelling software development , where the EMMC-CSA provides guidelines for standards of modelling software development. The issues addressed in the paper includes method description, assumptions, accuracy and limitations, testing requirements, issue resolution, software licensing, version control and user documentation as well as continuous support.

The aim of the webinar is to extend awareness of these topics which are an integral part of professional software development but often overlooked by academic software developers. The goal is to increase the value of academic software through adaption of these guidelines in the academic community.

In this webinar EMMC software experts will introduce the guidelines of the white paper. After the presentation there will be a Q&A for the detail discussion of the recommendations and applicability of the recommendations.

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Kurt Stokbro (SYNOPSYS) and Dr. Volker Eyert (Materials Design SARL).

EMMC kindly invites Materials Model Software Developers and Users to attend the webinar to learn more and discuss about:

  • model descriptions and software architectures,
  • implementation, programming languages and deployment,
  • intellectual property and license considerations,
  • verification, testing, validation, and robustness,
  • organization of software development,
  • metadata,
  • user documentation, and support.

In case you have any questions regarding the webinar please don’t hesitate to contact Natalia Konchakova.

Please register for the EMMC-Webinar on Best Practices for Software Development


And join us on May 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM CEST.


The organisation of the webinar is supported
by the funded EU project (EMMC-CSA, Grant Agreement No. 723867).

Thus, the participation in the EMMC-Webinar is free.



EMMC Translation Case: SINTEF

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SINTEF is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia (

SINTEF is a  non-commercial organization, which supported the development of many companies via research and development in materials technology, applied chemistry, biotechnology, technology management, materials modelling and other fields.

The modelling and optimization of the flow and oxide skin behavior in hot dip galvanizing process for a SME are considered in this translation case. The SME was delivering the furnace to clients and the work was related to technology transfer to support the delivery of the furnaces. The translation activity has the aim to provide the concrete recommendations to improve the industrial process.


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Training Materials Platform

The translation process includes numbers of interconnected septs, which allow successful implementation of materials modelling into industry.

There are six general steps of the translation realization ( ):

  • Good understanding of the business case
  • Good understanding of the industrial case
  • Analysis of the experimental (and modelling) data available within the client
  • Translation to (preferably more than one) modelling workflows
  • Propose to the client modelling executor(s) and strategy for model validation
  • Translation of the modelling results to information that is understandable, reliable and usable by the client.

To execute the Translation tasks, translators need to own specific skills like

  • Industrial background
  • Academic/technical background
  • Deep and broad knowledge of modelling and software tools, including the limitations and pitfalls of the tools and methods
  • Broad understanding of different experimental techniques and data analysis
  • Softs skills
  • Knowledge of economic impact
  • Being neutral
  • Expected to show a proven “track record” of expertise on translation.

To train these skills and to demonstrate the efficient ways of successful implementation of modelling into industry as well as to teach approaches and technics of materials modelling translation, EMMC is currently planning to provide numbers of Trainings for Translators and is collecting the Trainings Materials to distribute for European Translators.

EMMC Translation Case: IK4-TEKNIKER

IK4-TEKNIKER ( is a research organization which main activity is focused on manufacturing. The organization covers four Research areas: Advanced Manufacturing, Surface Engineering, ICTs and Product Engineering.

IK4 – TEKNIKER is a private research organization which main mission is to enhance the positioning and competitiveness of clients through technology transfer. Hence, IK4 – TEKNIKER plays the role of Technology Transfer Institute in the framework of EMMC.

The focus of the industrial problem described in the translation case is the modelling of heat treatment processes on forged gears. Material characterization is the additional point of the translation process provided for a SME. The main application sectors of the client are Defence (Antiaircraft artillery) and Energy (Mobility and power generation and power management).

The translation case demonstrates the benefit for the client to establish a methodology based on modelling and material characterization to be applied for industrial components before the thermal treatment stages on their forged parts.

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EMMC Translation Case: IPC

IPC is the French Technology Transfer Institute dedicated to plastics and composites materials ( IPC is in charge of providing the plastics and composites industry cluster with innovative and high added value facilities and manufacturing pilot lines, cutting edge expertise and services. IPC covers the full industry value chain with its key fields of expertise including design and simulation of parts and processes; advanced injection molding and tooling; thermoplastics materials; composites materials; 3D-MID (Molded Interconnect Devices).

The translation case describes the molding tool optimization using modelling approach. The translation was provided for SME. The client`s benefits from the modelling solution is analyzed. The estimation of materials modelling economic impact is explained in details.

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EMMC Translation Case: Nanomatch

Nanomatch is a Software Company (SME) located in Germany ( The Company provides predictive & parameter-free simulation tools for virtual materials design and computer based device optimization in organic electronics, implemented in a seamless workflow using electronic, atomistic, and continuum models.

The translation case describes the process of the integration of combining multiple models on the electronic, molecular and device scale into a seamless, predictive multi-scale workflow in industry.

Nanomatch used the multiscale approach, where information on the electronic scale (quantum mechanical computations of molecules) is transferred via the atomistic scale (molecular layers) to the device scale in four simulation steps.

The expected outcome of the translation process is the large-scale in-house application of state-of-the-art models by the client, in order to allow simulations on systems that include proprietary materials.


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Training Materials from the EMMC- Workshop within E-MRS Fall Meeting 2017

The Workshop “Integration of materials modelling into business decision: Approaches, Models and Licenses” at the E-MRS Fall Meeting 2017 in Warsaw was oriented towards academic model developers and software owners as well as the academic model users. The event had the aim to present strategies for successful integration of materials modelling into the industrial decision making process based on efficient translation. Speakers and workshop participants discussed questions of integration of materials modelling in industry, efficient translation and close cooperation of research and industry.