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Materials Modelling is Key to Innovation

The development of new and improved materials is a significant innovation driver for the global competitiveness and sustainability of European industry and society in general.

It has been demonstrated in many individual cases that materials modelling is a key enabler of R&D efficiency and innovation. Companies reported that computational modelling benefits include reduced R&D time and cost, more efficient and targeted experimentation, more strategic approach to R&D, a route to performance optimisation, wider patent protection, improved supply chain control, enhanced decision making and early understanding of application performance aiding faster and more assured market introduction.

…but modelling today is still not always an essential part of or a critical tool in creative materials design or business decision making on product innovation.

The mission of the EMMC is to bring materials modelling closer to the demands of industry!

The existing foundations in terms of discrete and continuum models, open simulation platforms, interoperability based on metadata schema are further strengthened, and roadmaps are established for future actions.

A new collaborative and integrative approach will bring materials modelling benefits to manufacturers: The EMMC Marketplace, a digital European hub to ease the access of industry to materials modelling and data repositories, development of the translators role and function, training and validation of software.

The EMMC promotes integration of materials modelling into state of the art Business Decision Support Systems (BDSS). Materials modelling must be associated with clear economic impacts and become an integral part of product life cycle management in European industry.

The EMMC enhances the interaction and collaboration between all stakeholders engaged in different types of materials modelling, including discrete and continuum modellers, software owners, translators and manufacturers.

The EMMC networks with all existing activities taking place in the field of materials modelling, and builds on existing activities in Europe.

The EMMC elaborates methodologies and supports the development and implementation of open, widely endorsed metadata schema for interoperability and standards based on the European Materials Modelling Ontology (EMMO) framework.

There is a need to collate different methodologies including advanced multiscale modelling. Interoperability of software is needed to facilitate integration of various tools in processing and product design.

The EMMC supports the establishment of a Materials Modelling Marketplace (EMMC Marketplace) to advance the use of materials models by industry. The EMMC Marketplace is a central hub for all information and services on materials modelling including materials data repositories, translation, integrated workflows and training.

The EMMC coordinates with, and supports actions towards tangible mechanisms that enable rapid transfer of materials modelling from academic innovation to the end users and potential beneficiaries in industry.  The EMMC acts towards the elaboration of common complementary standards and requirements of modelling data repositories including data, modelling codes and validation repositories. Interoperability is key: Unified access to disparate repositories of materials modelling enables accelerated integration of data-driven approaches.

Materials data repositories boost innovation, increase efficiency and allow smart business decisions to be made based on materials modelling.

The EMMC works closely with all stakeholders, engaging it’s Interoperability and Repository Advisory Group (IRAG) to develop a reference, standard European Materials Modelling Ontology (EMMO) together with a reference Metadata Schema (EMMO-SCHEMA) to facilitate seamless exchange of information and organisation of knowledge.

The EMMC composes translation guides and establishes the role of Translators as key players at the interface between manufacturers on the one hand and software owners and modellers on the other hand.

The translation of industrial problems into material problems that can be solved by computational simulation is of utter importance to increased industrial utilisation of materials modelling.

The EMMC collects and publishes training materials, use cases and case studies demonstrating the benefits and limitations of materials modelling in industry, where the latter is used to identify gaps in materials modelling that need to be addressed. The EMMC conducts surveys of all available models and consults with the entire stakeholder community to identify gaps pertaining to accuracy, validation and predictability that are pertinent to the increased application in industrial settings and need to be addressed. The EMMC elaborates the Materials Modelling Roadmap after intensive consultation and networking with all stakeholders. The Modelling Roadmaps (i) identify major obstacles to widening the use of materials modelling in European industry and (ii) recommends strategies to overcome them.

EMMC Is Open To All Stakeholders

The EMMC is open to all stake holders! We invite you to join our activities. Check here. The European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC) is a community driven bottom-up action to connect all material modelling activities and stakeholders in Europe.