Computational Materials Science Collaborations

More on how Granta supports simulation and ICME 


Type: Active Collaborative Project


Partners: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Politecnico di Torino, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, Granta Design, University of Trieste, Dow Chemical, Technical University of Prague, ESTECO, Airbus, e-Xstream Engineering, ESI-Group

The mission of COMPOSELECTOR is to develop a business decision support system (BDSS) which integrates materials modelling, business tools and databases into a single workflow to support the complex decision process involved in the selection and design of polymer-matrix composites (PMCs). It will develop an open integration platform which enables interoperability and information management of materials models and data and connects a rich ‘materials modelling layer’ with industry standard business process models. Granta is providing an enterprise-level materials information database to represent the end-users for materials information management (experimental, virtual) which will underpin the BDSS and interact with the modelling platform (MuPIF). Granta will also support business decisions directly with applications for risk management (REACH, cost, environment, etc.), and workflow capability.

AMAZEComputational Materials Data Network

Type: Industry Group


The Computational Materials Data Network (CMD Network)—founded by ASM International—supports, facilitates, and promotes the collection, dissemination, and management of materials data. Launched in response to the U.S. Materials Genome Initiative, the network aims to advance materials development and deployment by facilitating information sharing within the materials community. View the History of CMD Network. The CMD Network supports advanced computational materials science and engineering by facilitating the completion of materials-related projects through interactive data sharing and collaboration. To propagate thorough and reliable materials data, the CMD Network conducts Materials Data Management Support Services and Materials Data Demonstration Projects, which dynamically interact with the Materials Data Laboratory™. Granta provides key enabling technology.


Type: Active Collaborative Project

Funding: EU H2020 NMBP-07-2017


Partners: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Coordinator), Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, National Physical Laboratory UK, University of Surrey, Organic Electronic Technologies OET, Centro Ricerche Fiat, University of Ioannina, Centre National de la Recerche Scientifique CNRS, Granta Design, Fluxim, Hellenic Organic and Printed Electronics Association HOPE-A, AIXTRON

CORNET is an ambitious project submitted to the H2020 Call NMBP-07-2017, that will develop a unique EU Open Innovation Environment (OIE) covering the triangle of manufacturing, modeling and experimentation in order to optimize the Organic/Large Area Electronic (OE) materials, materials' behaviour and nano-devices (OPVs, PPVs, OLEDs) manufacturing processes. This will be achieved by linking the nanostructure features with the macroscopic functionality through multiscale (nano to macro) characterization and modeling. This will strongly impact the fast and reliable development of new materials, devices and will enable control of the related production processes (R2R printing and gas transport (OVPD)) to fabricate tailored OE devices and systems to demonstrate to industrial applications (e.g. automotive, greenhouses). Granta’s role is to provide a materials information database system for the OIE.


Type: Active Collaborative Project

Partners: TU Wien, Fraunhofer, Goldbeck Consulting, Politecnico di Torino, Uppsala University, DOW, EPFL, Sintef, Dutch Polymer Institute, Access e.V., Helmholtz-Zentrum, Materials Design Sarl, QuantumWise A/S, University of York

The European Materials Modelling Council Coordination and Support Action (EMMC-CSA) will develop a common understanding of the requirements of materials modelling within Europe. It will organise workshops to collect and compile input from stakeholders to set a common direction in areas including model development, interoperability and metadata, best practices for business decision support tools, and articulating economic and business impacts.


Type: Active Collaborative Project

Partners: DOW, Unilever, Megara Resins, IBM, Fraunhofer, Enthought, Enginsoft, Uni. Patras, ETH Zurich

The project aims to develop a software and data framework to enable non-expert users to access materials simulation to support business decision making. Consultants, or ‘translators’, will help map end-user product requirements to the appropriate models. Guidance for how to undertake this translation is an expected outcome. The project focusses on three industrial end user cases by means of demonstration case study materials. The project is linked to the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC). Granta will provide project data management to the project, based on the GRANTA MI materials information management system, and provide guidance on data transfer between the systems in some key workflows.


Type: Active Collaborative Project

Funding: EU H2020 NMBP-25-2017

Website: to be updated

Partners: Fraunhofer IWM (Coordinator), Access e.V., Robert BOSCH GMBH, Crystalso OU, DSC Computing GMBH, Enthought Ltd., Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Goldbeck Consulting Ltd., Granta Design Ltd., Haute Ecole Specialisee de Suisse Occidentale, Johnson Matthey PLC, L’Urederra, MBN Nanomaterialia SPA, MTU Aero Engines AG, Norge Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet NTNU, Stiftelsen SINTEF, University College London, Sintef Ocean AS

The MarketPlace consortium will use state-of-the-art information technologies to build an open web-based integrated Materials Modeling and Collaboration platform that acts as one-stop-shop and open Marketplace for providing all of the determining components that need to be interwoven for successful and accelerated deployment of materials modeling in industry. This includes linking various activities and databases on models, information on simulation tools, communities, expertise exchange, course and training materials, lectures, seminars and tutorials. The proposed MarketPlace will be a central-hub for all materials modeling related activities in Europe and provide tangible tools to connect disparate modeling, translators, and manufacturing communities to provide a vibrant collaboration web-based tool for the advancement of materials modeling in European manufacturing industry. Granta’s main role is to support platform development and access to materials data/information repositories.