EMMC related Projects


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An important part of EMMC activities is to provide an environment for all European initiatives in the field of materials modelling to come together to ensure wide stakeholder involvement and improve industrial impact.
In this context, EMMC ASBL would like to invite those initiatives to become EMMC related projects.
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Materials Modelling Software


Digital Ontology-based Modelling Environment for Simulation of materials

SimDOME aims to develop an industry-ready software framework for materials modelling interoperability, based on EU/EMMC standards on materials modelling, by combining, further developing and adapting existing software developed within previous EU FP7-NMP projects SimPhoNy and MoDeNa, the H2020-NMBP project NanoDome and the FP7 ERC-AdG STRATUS.

SimDOME achieves the highest level of interoperability through the standardisation of the material users case (i.e. the material/process to be simulated, according to EMMC definitions) that are provided within the SimDOME framework by means of the European Materials Modelling Ontology (EMMO). User case standardisation …

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Interoperable Material-to-Device simulation box for disruptive electronics

Information-and-communication technologies have been historically powered by silicon, with development and production taking place mostly, albeit not exclusively, in the United States and in Asia.
The current and major worldwide drive for big data, machine learning, and quantum computing will push away from this all-silicon platform, and provide a unique opportunity and a clean slate for European industry to rapidly deploy novel technologies based on innovative materials and devices. Leadership will require fast exploration of materials’ properties (e.g. memory effects for memristive computing), linking properties to performance in unexplored architectures, and assessing their business potential.

INTERSECT wants to leverage European leadership in materials’ modelling software and infrastructure, as embodied in track record of the team, to provide industry-ready integrated solutions that are fully compliant with a vision of semantic interoperability driven by standardised ontologies.
The resulting IM2D framework - an interoperable material-to-device simulation platform - will integrate some of the most used open-source materials modelling codes (Quantum ESPRESSO and SIESTA) with models and modelling software for emerging devices (GinestraTM) via the SimPhony infrastructure for semantic interoperability and ontologies, powered by the AiiDA workflow engine, …

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Software Platform for Multiscale Modelling of Reactive Materials and Processes

Reactive process design has largely been based on trial-and-error experimentation and similarly, reactor design has utilised empirical kinetics (data-based models).
On the other hand, physics-based modelling approaches are emerging as highly promising in the development of new catalytic materials and reactive processes, and it would be desirable to be able to use high-fidelity, first-principles-based reactor scale simulations for process design.
Multi-equation models are steadily gaining ground in the chemical reaction engineering community, combining mature tools at each scale, from the molecular up to the reactor.

However, such efforts are currently restricted to academia; a commercial modelling suite and software platform, accessible to the generalist user, is lacking.
To address this challenge, ReaxPro has identified a set of academic software tools (EON, Zacros, CatalyticFOAM) which will be upscaled into easy-to-learn, user friendly, interoperable software that is supported and well documented.
These tools will be further integrated with commercial software (ADF Modeling Suite) into an industry-ready solution for catalytic material and process design.

The ReaxPro Software platform and associated services will be made available via the European Materials Modelling Marketplace through the consortium's partnership with ongoing EU projects MARKETPLACE and VIMMP.
To fully reach the target technology readiness level of 7, ReaxPro has partnered with translators and industry for validation and …

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Business Decision Support System (BDSS)


Formulations and Computational Engineering

The FORCE consortium is a 10 pan-European expert partnership with the objective to develop a integrated Business Decision Support System (BDSS) based on open standards for industries engaged in formulating chemical ingredients.
The generic BDSS is an open framework that connects any existing or future materials models at various levels of complexity and discretion (electronic, atomistic, mesoscopic, continuum and empirical), experimental data sets, and structured and unstructured commercial information (e.g. on cost, forecasting, intellectual property (IP)).
In combination with multi-criteria (objective) optimisers (MCO) for key performance indicators (KPI’s) the BDSS generates data driven formulation and product options for facilitating business decision making.

The project has a generic focus but targets 3 specific important industrial sectors as main demonstrators, namely Personal Care (liquid detergents), Insulating Rigid PolyUrethane (PU) based Foams and Industrial Inks (PU-based) for the purpose of focus and generating a real ready to use BDSS available to large, medium and small enterprises alike.
The proposed options are tailored for use into problem specific Apps.

These provide an additional level of tailored user-friendliness and a data driven operational tool for product optimisation, development and quality checks including faster and tailored customer services for the formulators and the providers of formulation components.
Accordingly the project is positioning …

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Multi-scale Composite Material Selection Platform with a Seamless Integration of Material Models and Multidisciplinary Design Framework.

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).
This will be achieved by means of 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.

In order to satisfy the need for effectively designing and producing increasingly sophisticated materials, components and systems with advanced performance on a competitive time scale there is a particular need in industry for chemistry/physics-based materials models and modelling workflows which capture the performance of materials, accounting for material internal microstructure and effects of processing, provide accuracy/validation of predicted data, and relevant management of uncertainty and assemble knowledge ready for decision makers to act upon.

COMPOSELECTOR will address these needs by integration of (discrete and continuum) materials models and process models as well as structured and unstructured data into a standards-based, open integration framework, implementing uncertainty management and multi-criteria optimisation in order to provide actionable choices, and building tailored knowledge apps to support decision makers.
The human interface of COMPOSELECTOR will be supported …

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Digital Marketplaces & Innovation Platforms


Virtual Materials Market Place

VIMMP facilitates and promotes the exchange between all materials modelling stakeholders for the benefit of increased innovation in European manufacturing industry.

VIMMP will establish an open-source, user-friendly, powerful web-based marketplace linking beneficiaries from different manufacturing industry sectors with relevant materials modelling activities and resources.
To enable a seamless and fully integrated environment, VIMMP is built on solid taxonomy and metadata foundations, including those centred on materials models, software tools, communities, translation expertise and training materials.

VIMMP is a true marketplace, offering a substantial boost to all providers of tools and services; integrating modelling platforms based on Open Simulation Platform (OSP) standards that will be pursued in collaboration with the EMMC.
Thus, any software owner can easily integrate models and certify codes to adhere to OSP standards.
The Translator function will be supported by novel, collaborative tools that use metadata to combine models on an abstract logical level.
OSP standards enable Translators and End User to …

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Materials Modelling Marketplace for Increased Industrial Innovation

The MarketPlace consortium will utilise state of the art information technologies to build an open web-based integrated Materials Modelling and Collaboration platform that acts as one-stop-shop and open Marketplace for providing all determining components that need to be interwoven for successful and accelerated deployment of materials modelling in industry.
This includs 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 modelling related activities in Europe and provide tangible tools to connect disparate modelling, translators, and manufacturing communities to provide a vibrant collaboration web-based tool for the advancement of materials modelling in European manufacturing industry.
The developed platform will include mechanisms for the integration of interoperable set of advanced materials model workflows for coupling and linking of various discrete (electronic, atomistic, mesoscopic) and continuum models.
This will be achieved by developing open and standard post and pre-processing methods that allow complex flow of information from one model to another for both strongly and loosely coupled systems.

The Marketplace platform will include access to concerted set of federated databases of materials models, materials data and provide for access to experimental characterisation and stimulate the development of interface wrappers …

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Open characterisation and modelling environment to drive innovation in advanced nano-architectured and bio-inspired hard/soft interfaces

OYSTER uses contact mechanics to bridge adhesion data at multiple length scales and link interfacial adhesion to physicochemical properties.

OYSTER brings Europe’s first-class laboratories and SMEs to take existing nanoscale characterisation technologies towards widespread utilisation in process optimisation and model validation.

OYSTER achieves this by sharing metadata in an Open Innovation Environment (OIE), where new paradigms of multi-scale contact mechanics are validated on selected application oriented reference materials through continuous interaction with the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC)

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Coordinator: University “Roma Tre”, Rome, Italy
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Virtual Open Innovation Platform for Active Protective Coatings Guided by Modelling and Optimization / GA 952903

New platform supports open innovation in coating materials

Twelve partners from seven countries have united to make the development and production of corrosion protection technologies more sustainable, economical and faster. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon is coordinating the project. The European Union is funding VIPCOAT within the Horizon 2020 program, specifically for the area of “Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing” (NMBP), over four years. The project has been started on May 1st, 2021.


About the project

The goal of the EU-funded VIPCOAT project is to create an open innovation platform that should assist engineers in developing coating materials and constructing accelerated life test scenarios to assess their durability. Initially, the platform will target the aeronautic industry. However, it will later host interoperable applications, based on standardized ontologies as extensions of the European Materials Modelling Ontology that should enable to transfer methods and insights to other industries. The VIPCOAT platform will open the door to new production concepts with reduced process steps, lower energy consumption and reduced use of natural resources. Supporting modelling, the platform should also promote the development of green, cheap and efficient coatings that inhibit corrosion.


The aim

The aim is to create an open innovation platform that can be used by the research, industrial, political and public sectors alike. The approach facilitates an effective transfer of science and communication between all those involved. The platform is to serve as a database (for experimental, industry-relevant and modeling data), scientific infrastructure and simulation tool at the same time. Machine learning and physics-based modeling are combined here to optimize industry-relevant active protective coating development processes. VIPCOAT is designed to support industry in making the development of customized innovative corrosion protection technologies not only faster and more economical, but mainly to also to make them more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

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Ontology driven Open Translation Environment

OntoTrans provides an ontology-based Open Translation Environment. Its Artificial Intelligence approach enables end users to represent in a standard ontological form their manufacturing process challenges and to connect them with relevant information sources and materials modelling solutions, capable to support optimal materials and process design.

OntoTrans provides smart targeted guidance through the whole translation process, namely from the initial user case specification to actual materials modelling workflows with related validation, verification and uncertainty quantifications to deliver a full complete experience to companies.
This is achieved via analysis of available data (data fusion), modelling workflow options, simulation and contextual results interpretation.

OntoTrans is fully integrated into existing and emerging developments in materials and manufacturing, including integration with digital materials modelling marketplaces and open simulation platforms. Its footing on the European Materials Modelling Ontology …

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Coordinator: TU WIEN, Austria
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Modelling of Industrial Materials


Development of a bifunctional hierarchically structured zeolite based nano-catalyst using 3D-technology for direct conversion of methane into aromatic hydrocarbons via methane dehydroaromatization

The goal of the project ZEOCAT-3D is the development of a new bi-functional (two types of active centers) structured catalysts, achieving for the first time a tetramodal pore size distribution (micro-, meso1-, meso2-, macro-porous) and high dispersion of metal active sites for the conversion of methane, coming from different sources as natural gas and biogas, into high value chemicals such as aromatics (benzene, naphthalene, among others) via methane dehydroaromatization (MDA).

The optimisation of these catalytic processes will bring enormous advantages for increasing the exploitation of natural gas and biogas, since ZEOCAT-3D is very well in accordance with the programme topic NMBP-24, regarding development industrial process to obtain high value chemicals at the same time that the dependence from the current fossil fuel is reduced.


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GHz nanoscale electrical and dielectric measurements of the solid-electrolyte interphase and applications in the battery manufacturing line

NanoBat aims to develop a novel RF-nanotechnology toolbox for quality testing of Li-ion and beyond Lithium batteries with the potential to redefine battery production in Europe and worldwide. A particular focus will be testing and quantifying the electrical processes at the SEI, which are responsible for battery performance and safety, but difficult to characterise and optimise. As SEI formation amounts to one thrid of battery production costs, the project will reduce such costs significantly and hence benefit the evolving clean energy and e-mobility transition in Europe.

NanoBat RF-nanoscale techniques will be faster and more accurately calibrated than existing methods. At such frequencies and scales, rigorous physical modelling is essential to support calibration and ensure the required measurement accuracy of battery materials. Data-driven models using machine learning techniques will be integrated into the pilot lines, to predict the SOH, aging, and performance of the manufactured battery cells.

NanoBat will contribute to Open Innovation and Translation Environments, documenting its experiments in MODA and CHADA fiches, with the corresponding results delivered in open software (Gwyddion) formats and linked into the data analytics. Multiphysics continuum solvers (electromagnetic, thermal, electrochemical) will be coupled through freeware GUIs (OpenCAD) and disseminated as royalty-free teaching kits, with interfaces compatible to full-power commercial software, to foster the sustainability of the Open Platform.

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Modelling and Characterisation


Intelligent Open Test Bed for Materials Tribological Characterisation Services

Wherever moving bodies are in contact with each other, the respective materials have to show certain friction and wear (tribological) performance. These materials have to fulfil additional functionality and meet ecological, health and safety regulations too. In order to bring novel materials into products, extensive materials characterisation is required. i-TRIBOMAT aims at establishing the world first open test bed of tribological materials characterisation to support industrial innovations among European manufacturing industries and SMEs by upscaling materials to the mechanical components level.

i-TRIBOMAT open test bed enables user-driven versatile characterisation of materials at reduced costs by also shortening the time-to-market ca. 5 times. i-TRIBOMAT will realize a unique bundle of shared tribological infrastructure and expertise consisting of >100 tribometers, materials characterisation equipment and additional tools for modelling, protocols, tribo-analytics, design of experiments and online monitoring. i-TRIBOMAT will establish an IT-platform for materials and tribological data harmonisation, management, analytics, sharing and mining. i-TRIBOMAT on its collaboration interface will supply lab-to-field upscaling tools by combining testing with computation, e.g., using artificial intelligence methods, virtual work rooms and surrogate models for various stakeholders, like EUMAT-platform.

i-TRIBOMAT services will be validated by three industrially relevant use cases: energy efficiency (transportation), renewable energy (wind turbine) and manufacturing (seals) represented by large-, medium- and small-sized companies. i-TRIBOMAT will be THE European Single Entry Point offering intelligent Tribological Materials Characterisation to predict the durability of materials in use or novel for a wide field of industrial applications. i-TRIBOMAT is expected to cover ≥6.4 % of the dedicated market with a turnover of 9.6 M€ and EBITA objective of 600 k€/year by 2027.

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Coordinator: AC2T research GmbH, Austria
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Sheet metal forming testing hub

New testing methodologies to increase productivity

FormPlanet is one of European Union’s Open Innovation Test Beds (OITBs) for characterisation, aiming at increasing the productivity of the sheet metal forming industries through the development of new experimental and modelling methodologies to assure zero-defects production and optimise sheet material development, production and performance.

FormPlanet develops unique testing methodologies for more accurate materials characterisation and modelling for high strength sheet materials, adressing processability and quality parts problems in the sheet manufacturing sector.

FormPlanet novel testing techniques limit productivity losses due to crack defects and inaccurate quality assessment, resulting in a boost of a wide usage of high strength sheet materials for high-added value products in different applications.

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Coordinator: FUNDACIO EURECAT, Spain
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Solid state sUlfide Based LI-MEtal batteries for EV applications

With transport responsible for about a quarter of the world’s greenhouse emissions, the development of electric vehicles (EVs) is deemed crucial.

The EU-funded SUBLIME project aims to significantly increase the use of EVs by taking on the technical challenges presented by the consumer needs. These are mainly associated with reducing EV costs while increasing their ability to travel greater distances and allowing for fast charging.

The SUBLIME project will help develop a complete value chain for new sulfide electrolyte-based solid-state battery cells with high capacity and high voltage stability.

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Coordinator: Fev Europe Gmbh, Germany
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Characterization and HARmonization for Industrial StandardISation of advanced MAterials

The EU-funded CHARISMA project is set to harmonise Raman Spectroscopy for characterisation across the life cycle of a material, from product design and manufacture to lifetime performance and end-of-life stage.

The project will demonstrate the feasibility of its concept in three industry cases. In the long term, it aims to make Raman spectroscopy a widespread technology used within the Industry Commons concept.

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NICKEFFECT, a new project co-funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe programme, aims to develop novel ferromagnetic Ni-based coating materials to replace the scarce and costly Platinum and ensure high efficiency in key applications.

Running from June 2022 until June 2026, the NICKEFFECT project is led by a consortium that is a multidisciplinary team comprised of 12 partners from 7 different EU and HEU-associated countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Spain, and the United Kingdom). It covers stakeholders of the whole project value chain: scientific and technology developers, technology providers, end-users, as well as transversal partners.

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Coordinator: Fundación Cidetec, Spain
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Interoperability and Standardized Data Documentation


Ontology-driven data documentation for Industry Commons

What is OntoCommons?

OntoCommons is an H2020 CSA project dedicated to the standardisation of data documentation across all domains related to materials and manufacturing.

OntoCommons lays the foundation for interoperable, harmonised and standardised data documentation through ontologies, facilitating data sharing and pushing data-driven innovation, to bring out a truly Digital Single Market and new business models for European industry, exploit the opportunities of digitalisation and address sustainability challenges.


By developing the Ontology Commons EcoSystem (OCES) - a set of ontologies and tools that follows specific standardisation rules - and provide a sustainable approach, making the data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). Moreover, the OCES implements practical and user-friendly mechanisms of intra- and cross-domain interoperability focusing on materials and manufacturing sectors.

This will be achieved by coordinating a wide range of EU stakeholders and with the support of Demonstration Cases with strong industrial involvement, covering a wide range of NMBP (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing) application domains.

Who’s behind OntoCommons?

OntoCommons represents relevant stakeholder knowledge by bringing together a consortium from a wide range of communities including subject matter experts (e.g. material scientists), ontologists (e.g. philosophers, semantic web experts), implementers (e.g. database experts), industrial end users (e.g. manufacturers), and application developers.

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Coordinator: TU Wien
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