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Industrial Integration and Economic Impact Working Group

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Materials modelling is considered as a European science and technology strength but needs far more implementation and use in industry to reap its full economic impact. The overall objective of the Industrial Integration and Economic Impact Working Group is to raise and measure the economic impact of materials modelling in industry. This entails complementing measures to other working groups for stimulating the use in large, medium and small enterprises and measuring the overall impact. It includes setting up an industrial user group to define and address materials modelling barriers, elaborate costs and benefits for adapting materials modelling in business decisions, and enhance the visibility of materials modelling overall.



  1. Establish a forum for the European manufacturing industry to express their requirements for materials development and design, and associated materials modelling, with particular emphasis of engaging SMEs
  2. Coordinate future Business Decision Support System developments to facilitate their dissemination and maximize the potential benefits for the European manufacturing industry
  3. Clarify the costs and benefits of materials modelling by quantifying the economic impact for the European manufacturing industry
  4. Enhance the visibility of materials modelling capabilities for European manufacturing companies and associated stakeholder organisations (materials federations, interest groups and associations, governments, software vendors, academics, general public)
  5. Channel and organize feedback from user communities to commercial and academic software owners



Tom Verbrugge. Dow Benelux B.V., Hoek, The Netherlands

Professional Software Deployment Working Group

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The “Professional Software Deployment” Working Group aims to stimulate and support the industrial exploitation of materials modelling software and innovations in Europe. End-users require a choice of reliable software solutions, integrating innovative methods resulting from research in academic, government laboratories and commercial companies with industrial deployment standards such as general applicability, thorough validation, consistent accuracy, ease of use, interoperability, documentation, training, and long-term commitment to support and updates. An essential component for the successful industrial exploitation of modelling software is the connection with experimental public and proprietary data.



  1. Create and maintain a forum for academic code developers and different commercial software companies to interact
  2. Build guidelines and standard practices for software development, including documentation, testing and support
  3. Provide guidelines for software licensing and elaborate business models for sustainable software exploitation in materials modelling, covering individual codes, packages and simulation platforms
  4. Monitor international developments related to software development, exploitation and deployment and provide feedback to the consortium



OTM: Erich Wimmer. Materials Design, LeMans, France


Translation and Training for Companies Working Group

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Knowing the potential economic benefits may boost utilization of simulation by industry, moreover,  industry needs to know the state of the art and possibilities of modelling. They need support from experts in the field to minimize the time needed to develop and implement economically viable materials modelling solutions. Vice-versa, academic researchers developing innovative modelling techniques are often unaware of the actual industrial problems. Thus, communication has to flow in both directions.

The role of Translators and Trainers has to be defined and holistically elaborated. As a consequence, this working group aims to figure out customized competence portfolios allowing the new players (Translators) to be a suitable link within the value chain.


  1. Development of methodologies for Translators and translation processes adapted to various industrial sectors
  2. Organization of joined workshops and events for enhanced use of modelling in industry aiming at training of potential translators (e.g. from R&D units, consultancies or software distributes)
  3. Establishment of study cases (with open access to industry and progress tracking) showing exemplary the benefits of modelling in solving industrial challenges
  4. Organization of customized training sessions targeting industrial demands (especially from SMEs)
  5. Establishment of a trainer network in interaction with other EMMC units allowing fast access to expertise (academics, translators, manufacturers, software developers) e.g. via the modelling Marketplace
  6. Drive awareness and hands-on experience of materials modelling software, in particular in SMEs and engineering


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


Denka Hristova-Bogaerds. Dutch Polymer Institute, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Natalia Konchakova. Department of Corrosion and Surface Technology, Institute of Materials Research, Helmholz-Zentrum Geesthacht,  Germany

Repositories and Marketplaces

Tangible and intangible components

Provide all components for materials development. EMMC Marketplace concept encompasses the complete field including all models and application and industrial fields

Scope and objectives

Marketplaces provide manufacturers a one-stop shop, a single access point to materials modelling resources and repositories in Europe. The underpinning scope of the working group is to promote and coordinate with all Marketplace and repositories activities in Europe as well as stimulating the establishment of an EMMC Marketplace hub as a common access point for existing databases with federated resources. Thus, the EMMC provides a neutral gateway to third-party Marketplaces and databases and an all-encompassing information platform as knowledge base and online collaboration environment.

Integrated Workflows

Advance and promote integration of interoperable materials models and data repositories into materials modelling workflows

Manage Knowledge

Stimulate participation in the catalogue of the existing databases and promote interoperability between repositories (both commercial and free)


Identifying and address technical and societal concerns regarding sharing, proper provision for IP and privacy issues

Focus Area Leaders

Adham Hashibon

Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Freiburg, Germany

Welchy Leite Cavalcanty

Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung IFAM, Freiburg, Germany

Two ongoing projects

MARKETPLACE - Materials Modelling Marketplace for Increased Industrial Innovation

The concept of the MARKETPLACE is to leverage recent software engineering and ICT advances to collect, adapt and integrate all scattered modelling components from all fragmented materials modelling and industrial communities and provide a single point of access - an on-line gateway - to all materials modelling activities in Europe.
The MARKETPLACE project is funded by Horizon 2020 under H2020-NMBP-25-2017 call with Grant agreement number: 760173

Virtual Materials Marketplace | VIMMP

VIMMP provides an easily accessible, user-friendly hub to access all tangible and intangible components, such as information, knowledge, services and tools to support the efficient decision making, uptake and effective use of materials modelling by a wide range of manufacturing end-users, thereby facilitating an accelerated speed of development and market deployment of new materials.
The VIMMP project is funded by Horizon 2020 under H2020-NMBP-25-2017 call with Grant agreement number: 760907

White papers

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Interoperability and Integration Working Group

Building on the terminology established in the Review of Materials Modelling (RoMM) for the organisation of Modelling Data (MODA) the EMMC further develops, supports and coordinate the use of a common terminology and representation of models, methods and applications across the different areas of materials modelling.

The aim is to bring communities together and support an easier integration of tools.


  1. Engage in awareness raising campaigns highlighting the benefits and impact of model and database interoperability and of widely endorsed data standards and metadata schemas for boosting and enabling new breakthroughs in the way materials modelling paradigms can be applied for the increased integration of modelling in industry.
  2. Engage with the entire stakeholder community, starting from the wider EMMC and existing and future EU funded projects to elaborate modelling metadata and to collect requirements for common language and data standards for syntactic, semantic and community interoperability levels covering all types of materials modelling and data
  3. Develop and implement a reference design of common unified universal data and standards for interface wrappers based on syntactic and semantic interoperability and based on the European Materials Modelling Ontology (EMMO) for development of integrated workflow platforms that support model and data integration to boost efficiency of use and ease of translation hence making materials models and related data more accessible and usable to industry.
  4. Develop the requirements, reference design and implementation of generic Open Simulation Platform architecture based on interoperability principles building on the work carried out in previous EU FP7 and ongoing H2020 projects

See more on the Focus Area Page


Gerhard Goldbeck. Goldbeck Consulting Ltd, St Johns Innovation Centre, Cambridge CB4 0WS, UK

Gerhard Goldbeck

Emanuele Ghedini Università di Bologna, Via Zamboni, 33 – 40126 Bologna , Italia

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News and Latest Activities


Modelling and Validation Working Group

The Working Group “Modelling and Validation” aims to identify model gaps and establish roadmaps for model development. The goal is to help cure the gaps and validate materials models as a joint activity between modellers, industrial stakeholders, translators and software owners. The interoperability of models, namely the coupling and linking of different models, is also included, and requires defining a theoretical infrastructure, across different model length-scales.


  1. Definition of a roadmap that identifies existing gaps to be filled in widening models and methods, and prioritises among them. The aim is to set up a roadmap with an analysis of the materials model development requirements for specific problems relevant to industry to become reachable. The roadmap will also include novel coupling and linking (C&L) methods (multiscale modelling). Further, error estimates need to be handled (in conjunction with widening models and methods as well as with validation).
  2. A consistent systematic workflow for validation of materials modelling will be designed, to enable data
    description, data handling, including data mining and linking data; calculation of materials properties from the raw experimental data and development of tests and new protocols adapted to the needs of validation. The goal is to strengthen the link between materials modelling and experiments by developing improved post-processing models with the necessary physics contents (coarse-graining, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, etc.) to take into account relevant features of the experiments themselves.
  3. Coordination with the new council on characterization on related topics
  4. Coordination with all materials modelling related activities in Europe addressing the above goals


Discrete models charter


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  1. Pietro Asinari. Politecnico di Torino, Department of Energy, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Torino, Italy
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  3. Kersti Hermansson. Uppsala University, Chemistry Dept., The Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala, Sweden#

Kersti Hermansson