Benefits of consortia
As a member organization, you will receive:
Software that addresses key problems for your business
Participation in a collaborative project that guides development of the software and related reference data
A formal vote in the process to prioritize developments—ensuring that your specific needs are met at a fraction of the cost of developing in-house solutions
Networking with other members at regular project meetings and web conferences—helping you to identify and implement best practice
Privileged and early access to new software and data developed during the project
Dedicated training and support
Granta Consortia & Projects
Granta collaborations bring together industrial partners to ensure that Granta software solutions meet the needs of the organizations that apply them.
Our two Consortia are major on-going collaborations that provide members with formal input to Granta development and many number of other benefits (see sidebar).
Special Interest Groups & Projects provide a mechanism for companies to work together on a specific, focused, topic or technology.
The Material Data Management Consortium (MDMC)
The Material Data Management Consortium (MDMC) is a unique collaborative project focused on developing and applying software to manage mission-critical materials data in sectors including aerospace, defense, and energy.
The EMIT Consortium
The Environmental Materials Information Technology Consortium is for any manufacturing organization.
The project develops and applies materials information technology solutions to assist design around environmental constraints.
Special Interest Groups & Projects
Material and Process Cost Analysis Project
This project, of particular interets to materials producers, develops technology to assist with visualizing and analyzing the cost implications of candidate materials in new product development and new market analysis.
The Materials Strategy Consortium
This collaboration defined and applied new software to manage materials data and meet the challenges of material selection, substitution and cost optimization. Benefits included reducing overall manufacturing costs, mitigating the risks associated with global engineering, and improving product quality. It developed technnology that is now available via the GRANTA MI:Materials Strategy Package. It also initiated work that continues via the Materials & Process Cost Analysis Project (details above).