MaterialDigital Enters Second Phase
The MaterialDigital innovation platform is entering its second phase with 13 projects. The aim is to further develop the processes and standards for the characterization of material data that have been established so far. BAM is involved with projects on glass, ceramics, concrete and copper.
In August 2019, the joint project MaterialDigital was launched with the aim of developing a digital infrastructure for materials science research data for the whole materials community in industry and science in order to systematize and standardize the handling of materials data. In addition to the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), six other institutes are involved in the MaterialDigital project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The first phase of MaterialDigital focused on setting up the innovation platform. In the second round, which is now starting, a total of 13 projects will be launched to use the platform, test it and add additional requirements. The main focus will be on further developing the processes and standards established so far with regard to a uniform description of material data. BAM is involved in the second phase with four projects, in three of which it is the lead partner. These projects deal specifically with the materials glass, concrete, ceramics and copper as well as various aspects of their digitalization. The projects in the second phase of MaterialDigital are scheduled to run for three years. Building on this, further collaborative projects in a third phase are aimed at the sustainable use of the platform by industry.