In July 2019, KIT launched the innovation platform MaterialDigital in cooperation with six scientific institutions across Germany. With the initialization of the platform, the cooperation partners aim to establish a material data space as well as uniform standards in material digitalization. An interim report.
Digitalisation in the field of materials science and materials engineering and in consequence the platform MaterialDigital are met with more and more interest. The community is growing steadily. More than 1000 people are now registered on our website, which we are continuously revising and extending. In this newsletter we would like to give...
BMBF unterstützt die Digitalisierung der Materialforschung in einer ersten Förderrunde mit 26 Millionen Euro bis 2024
Am heutigen Donnerstag startet das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) die Initiative MaterialDigital, um die Digitalisierung der Materialforschung in Deutschland voranzutreiben. 13 geförderte Verbundprojekte...
Virtual materials development is an emerging field that aims at the provision of digital twins that can be connected in a modular library in powerful workflows. Such workflows need to combine different computational methods for different scales such as DFT calculations on the quantum level, MD simulations on the atomistic level and FEM on the...
From now on you can view and download the current handout of the platform MaterialDigital accompanying the call for proposals of the BMBF in the download area.
Registered users of the MaterialDigital platform can now download the outline template for the BMBF call for proposals MaterialDigital2 in the download area. Interested parties are asked to note that the outline template differs from the template of the previous call for proposals MaterialDigital and that the old template cannot be used! The submission deadline for the outline proposal of the two-stage procedure is 1 July 2021.
The present initiative to digitize materials is of particular strategic importance for Germany as a business location, which can only be adequately addressed by pooling the efforts of all stakeholders. Due to the diversity of materials and the processes associated with their production and use, the complexity of the lifecycles of materials and the multitude of academic and industrial participants impose a huge challenge. There are many scattered activities, but there is a lack of bundling of the efforts of all stakeholders, which can eliminate redundancies and a lack of acceptance and advance a common basis in the digitalization of materials. Our goal in meeting this challenge is to contextualize material data in a way that is consistent with all stakeholders: All necessary information on the condition of the material, including production and application-related changes, must be made available via a uniform, machine-readable description. Another central task is to lay the foundation for the development and transfer of an efficient ontology for materials and the associated processes into the applications.
The innovation platform MaterialDigital was launched on 1 July 2019 to initiate appropriate measures. The platform serves primarily to structure the topic area but serves as well as an interaction and communication platform. In addition, it helps to identify concrete work tasks that can be developed in agile working groups and projects of different composition linked to the platform. The dimensions of a data room can be spanned by coupled scientific (specific materials: e.g. Cu, steel, fiber reinforced plastics, functional ceramics,...) and industry-led pilot projects (along value chains: e.g. raw material across supply chains and OEMs up to recycling).
The platform itself is not a service provider, but a networker and interface of the project and responsible for:
The networking of stakeholders via communication measures, webinars, events and joint governance.
Development of initial concepts for an infrastructure for the digitization of materials implemented by decentralized data servers, operated by local hosting at the partners.
IT-secure access certification that ensures data sovereignty.
Coordinate and drive the development of runtime environments.
Coordinate joint projects in academia and industry.