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EU Industry Days 2019 – Report on EMMC organised session “Data for Materials and Manufacturing”

 

EU Industry Days 2019 was held from 5-6 February 2019 in Brussels. The conference focused on key industrial challenges such as sustainability, digitalisation, investment and globalisation. The event aimed to demonstrate how EU industrial policy benefits European citizens and to provide input for future policy making. There were around 1,500 participants from across Europe and beyond, including stakeholders representing industry, trade unions, national and regional authorities, and civil society.

EMMC organised a Stakeholder Session “Data for Materials and Manufacturing”. The main question to answer was, how to increase European capacity to extract knowledge from materials and manufacturing data? A huge wealth of data remains untapped within silos, unused for impacting on innovation in materials and manufacturing. A strategic approach to digitalisation is required involving stakeholders from materials, manufacturing and digital technologies: an alliance pursuing the goal of a common semantic basis ensuring access to and interoperability of data.

A report can be found below:
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Funding

The preparation of this report was funded by the EMMC-CSA project
from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under Grant Agreement No 723867

EMMC Case Study Robert Bosch GmbH

 

EMMC and Robert Bosch GmbH present the CASE STUDY

Multi-length-scale modelling in ferroelectric Materials

Interview of Dr. Alexander Konstandin, BOSCH
Writers: Davide Di Stefano (Granta Design) and Gerhard Goldbeck (Goldbeck Consulting)

 

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It was presented at the MRS Fall Meeting 2009 (Boston, USA) and the Multiscale Materials Modeling Conference MMM 2010 (Freiburg, Germany).

The report on the project is available (in German) at the following link https://www.tib.eu/de/suchen/id/TIBKAT%3A651803438/Computergest%C3%BCtzte-Multiskalenmodellierungzur-virtuellen/.

 

 

 

 

                 

Funding

This work has received funding via the EMMC-CSA project
from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under Grant Agreement No 723867

REPORT on EMMC Expert Meeting on Open source, free software and commercially supported software for materials modelling

One of the main objectives of the EMMC was increasing the use of materials modelling software in the European industry. This EMMC Expert meeting served to bring together leading European software developers and stakeholders. Further information on the event page …

A report is available now:

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Organisers

Kurt Stokbro (Synopsys, Denmark), Volker Eyert & Erich Wimmer (MDS, France)

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Event Funding

This event has received funding via the EMMC-CSA project
from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under Grant Agreement No 723867

EMMC – Report on IntOP2018: EMMC-CSA Workshop on Marketplaces and Interoperability

On November 6-7, 2018, the EMMC organised the “IntOP2018: EMMC-CSA Workshop on Marketplaces and Interoperability”. This workshop took place at Fraunhofer IWM in Freiburg, Germany.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together main actors developing next generation online materials science collaboration platforms including calculated and measured data repositories to foster discussions and collaboration.
For more information on the workshop – please visit the event-page!

 

Please find below the report on this workshop compiled by Gerhard Goldbeck and Alexandra Simperler (Goldbeck Consulting Limited):

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EMMC Webinar Introduction to Standards in Software Development for Beginners – Presentation & Recording

 

Presentation and Recording are available now for this  facilitation workshop, where Materials Model Software Developers and Users have been invited who would like to write simple to medium complex software and aims to provide some thought-provoking impulses to get them started.

The webinar was presented by Dr. Alex Simperler (Goldbeck Consulting)

Link Webinar-Presentation

Link Webinar Recording

More details …

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

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

 

EMMC Survey on Translation and Training for materials modelling marketplaces – outcome presentation

 

Outcome Presentation

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Objectives

• To inform the EMMC community about the ongoing MMP projects
• To collect feedback from (EMMC) Translators on MMP requirements
• To help design of the available tools and tailor online material for Translators

Preparation

• Prepared in collaboration with T&T WPs in VIMMP and MARKETPLACE projects
• Ignacio Pagonabarraga (VIMMP) and Kwang-Leong Choy (MARKETPLACE)
• EMMC WP4 team (Natalia Konchakova)

Distribution

• The survey was prepared using EUSurvey tool as a publicly-accessible document
• Sent on 03/12/2018 from Ernst-Dieter Janotka (EMMC coordination) via email
• Distributed to 651 GDPR-compliant contacts in the EMMC database
• Number of feedback received: 52 (8% is in line with previous surveys)

Funding

This work has received funding via the EMMC-CSA project
from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under Grant Agreement No 723867

EMMC Case Study “Optimisation of manufacturing conditions for gas turbine rotating components”, RR

 

EMMC and Rolls-Royce present the CASE STUDY

“Optimisation of manufacturing conditions for gas turbine rotating
components”

Interview of Dr Christos Argyrakis, Rolls-Royce
Writers: Alexandra Simperler and Gerhard Goldbeck (both Goldbeck Consulting)

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The case study is based on a project between Rolls-Royce and the University of Birmingham, “The development and application of a mean field precipitation kinetics model to the optimisation of manufacturing conditions for gas turbine rotating components”, which was presented at the 1st Annual Thermodynamics of Materials Symposium 2018 (Sheffield, UK).

 

 

 

 

 

          

Funding

This work has received funding via the EMMC-CSA project
from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under Grant Agreement No 723867

EMMC-CSA: White paper for business models and sustainability for materials modelling software

Successful software for materials modelling has an expected lifetime of many decades. This long-term nature requires a sound legal and business foundation: the ownership of software must be clearly established and the license models need to be carefully thought through to ensure a sustainable development and maintenance of the software and impactful exploitation by both academic and industrial end-users. Different business models carefully need to be considered when developing a strategy for long term sustainability of software and sustainment of the operation.
As background, the White Paper provides an overview of materials modelling software market, considering different segmentations (by value chain and by type of modelling) and briefly discusses market dynamics. It is, however, not an extensive market analysis.
Furthermore, the fundamental aspects of software sustainability and sustainment are described, based on literature and previous reports published by the Research Data Alliance and Software Sustainability Institute. In that context, Business Models are discussed, with a detailed analysis of different Revenue Models.
Based on the above background analysis, the status of materials modelling software is presented with respect to different sustainment attributes (Users and Communities, Product Management, Software development and maintenance, Revenue Generation). The findings are based on a workshop and surveys carried out by the EMMC during 2018. Finally, the thoughts and recommendations shared by Software Owners (SWOs) during the evidence gathering are summarised.

The main findings of the White Paper are:

  • A variety of business models are used by SWOs, mostly based on a hybrid software and services approach. The revenue percentage share of services varies greatly; it is typically higher in the initial development phase of a software to enable industrial take-up.
  • Software sales as well as subscription licenses in combination with a range of services (from initial implementation to contract research) are the predominant revenue mix.
  • Services play a significant role, with income ranging from 20-80% in many cases. Target software to services ratio is in the range of 70-80 / 30-20. Services are not as scalable but a substantial amount seems required due to the complexity of the software and science. However, there are also exceptions, with some SWO running a successful business with a pure software (and some training etc.) focus.
  • SaaS is still in its infancy. Ways of overcoming industry reservations with SaaS (e.g. security concerns) should be found since SaaS can greatly reduce software maintenance costs and provide a faster route for new features to get to users. Also, SaaS would help to reach small and medium enterprises.
  • There is some skepticism but also opportunity for Marketplaces. The added value of the marketplace needs to be demonstrated to SWOs as well, in particular regarding the relation to customers. A concern is that the relation could become more distant rather than closer.
  • New businesses developing services or SaaS based on proprietary software is somewhat hindered by the lack of business and licensing models between SWO and SaaS provider as SWO tend to focus on licensing to end users directly.
  • Sustainability of software requires a change in education and better recognition of the persons in charge.
  • Lifecycle of software requires substantial rethinking and a vision for the future as software’s age reaches decades.
  • Working with customers (via services and consortia etc.) is important to uncover why they are using your software and what it takes to retain them as well as to fund new developments.
  • Government funded projects are also important to most SWOs for development.
  • Most software represented is proprietary but there are a range of involvements with open-source. There is a lot of complementarity (e.g. pre- post- processing and materials relations for open source codes) and SWOs can profit from the collaborative opportunities it brings.
  • It is important to engage with the academic community, find ways to make software engineering more exciting and bring in new standards to make software sustainable and maintainable.

More information on the “White paper for business models and sustainability for materials modelling software”

Also published on Zenodo: https://zenodo.org/record/2541723#.XD9CwFzdvtQ

EMMC Case Study “First-principle simulations of electronic structure in semi crystalline polyethylene”, ABB

 

EMMC and ABB present the CASE STUDY

“First-principle simulations of electronic structure in semi crystalline polyethylene”

Interview of Dr Mikael Unge, ABB
Writers: Alexandra Simperler and Gerhard Goldbeck (both Goldbeck Consulting)

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The case is based on ABB’s work in studying electrical insulation materials and their publication, which was a joint effort with KTH,
“First-principle simulations of electronic structure in semi crystalline polyethylene”, A. Moyassari, M. Unge, M. S. Hedenqvist, U. W. Gedde, and F. Nilsson; J.
Chem. Phys. 146 (2017) 204901 (DOI: 10.1063/1.4983650)

 

 

 

       

Funding

This work has received funding via the EMMC-CSA project
from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under Grant Agreement No 723867

 

 

EMMC Roadmap 2018 for Materials Modelling and Informatics

The EMMC releases the EMMC Roadmap 2018 for Materials Modelling and Informatics.

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This roadmap originated from the outcome of the EMMC International Workshop 2017 and
several  EMMC events like focused workshops, expert group meetings and surveys
by collecting views on what materials modelling developments are required in order
to respond to the application needs of the European industry.

 

Former roadmaps …