What we do, and why we do it

We help engineering enterprises to manage and apply vital information about engineering materials (metals, plastics, composites, ceramics, and more). We enable smart decisions on the use of these materials in product development. And we support university educators in teaching materials to the next generation of scientists, engineers, and designers.

The impact of this work is summarized in our company mission statement:

"Our mission is to lead materials information technology—to advance materials engineering and education, and to enable better, greener, safer products."

Granta has been the leader in this niche field for twenty years (more on our history), since our spin-out from Cambridge University Engineering Department. We remain a private, independent company (more on our ownership), focused on providing great products and services to our customers.

We do all of these things through developing great software products and information resources; supporting them with unrivalled services; and through a network of collaborations and partnerships.

Materials software

Software Applications for teaching, R&D,
managing materials knowledge,
materials strategy, and product
design and development.

Solutions for industry 

Support for education 



Materials information A unique, comprehensive library
of materials property data, related
information, and materials education

Data products 

Granta's Education Hub 


Services Unrivalled experience of
implementing materials
information technology in
industry. A dedicated
materials education team.

Services for industry 

Our education team 



Network Collaborating with the best
engineering enterprises,
technology providers,
materials institutions, and
the education community.

Collaborations and partnerships 


The long-term view

Our vision is of material intelligence integrated throughout education, R&D, and the product lifecycle.

Granta has pioneered materials information technology, which has become widely established as a standard tool in engineering enterprises and education. But there is a huge amount to do in order to realise the full potential of this technology.

In education—we aim to provide a hub for communication, information and inspiration.

In R&D—materials information technology can streamline testing and enable novel approaches such as ICME.

In the product lifecycle—integrating materials knowledge into design, simulation, and PLM can support 'cradle-to-cradle' product engineering.

More information

Find out more about our values, people, and life at Granta on our Careers pages