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.
- Development of methodologies for Translators and translation processes adapted to various industrial sectors
- 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)
- Establishment of study cases (with open access to industry and progress tracking) showing exemplary the benefits of modelling in solving industrial challenges
- Organization of customized training sessions targeting industrial demands (especially from SMEs)
- 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
- Drive awareness and hands-on experience of materials modelling software, in particular in SMEs and engineering
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