We are pleased to welcome our new head of the executive office Dr. Alexander Straumal at KIT. Mr. Straumal, a materials scientist by background, will henceforth take care of the coordination and progress of this exciting project.
Please feel free to contact us via our forum or the contact form if you have any questions!
Dear colleagues in the MaterialDigital community,
The turn of the year is just around the corner and we look back on a successful year of the Platform MaterialDigital (PMD): Thank you for being part of this great community! We look forward to the upcoming growth of the initiative as well as the valuable collaboration with you in 2023!
Dear colleagues of the MaterialDigital community,
We are very pleased to present you the tenth newsletter of the MaterialDigital platform! As always, the newsletter contains interesting facts and current information about the platform. An important message in advance: For all MaterialDigital participants, PMD will hold a hybrid plenary meeting on November 03, 2022 in Berlin or virtually via WebEx. Interested parties are welcome to attend as well.
The Platform MaterialDigital will hold its second (hybrid) General Assembly on November 3, 2022. This year we are guests at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin. Since the places on site are limited, we ask for registration, we will contact you after examination and send you a confirmation. The first half of the event will be broadcast virtually. There is no limit to participants here. Register today for our general assembly, we look forward to welcoming you!
The team of the MaterialDigital platform would like to thank you for three exciting, instructive years in which (mostly virtual) structures, ideas and approaches for the digitalization of materials via fair data sets were discussed and jointly developed.
We look forward to the next three funded years and thank the BMBF and the VDI, our project sponsor!
Motivated, we start with our community, the funded project teams and of course our dear core team into the 2nd funding phase towards industrial application (2nd round of funded projects) and the goal to stabilize the platform MaterialDigital´s approaches.
Next week, the most important international materials science conference, MSE2022, will start in Darmstadt/hybrid. We are looking forward to many exciting talks and discussions, especially in the symposium M04 Digital Materials: Experiments, Simulation Workflows, Ontologies and Interoperabilit, in which we are significantly involved. In addition to four keynote lectures in the Audimax, there will be many talks and posters addressing modern developments around digitalization. In the entrance area of the Audimax, PMD and NFDI-MatWerk will have a booth for discussions and information. Please come by, we are looking forward to many visitors!
Dear colleagues of the MaterialDigital community,
we are very pleased to present you the ninth newsletter of the MaterialDigital platform! As always, the newsletter contains interesting facts and current information about the platform. One important message in advance: we will be present with PMD at international congresses twice more this year, at ACHEMA and MSE 2022.
Three years ago today, our interesting project started. We have achieved a lot, but still have a lot ahead of us. We are looking forward to the new challenges and that we will tackle them together.
We would like to thank everyone who has worked with us on the platform and supported us!
Here we will share overview publications on the topics of the MaterialDigital platform. This should make it easier for interested parties to get started around the digitization of materials. Also feel free to take a look at our forum, where we now have areas for publications, including more in-depth topics in individual PMD work areas.
Current Bitkom study shows the need for digitization in Germany, the high relevance of Industry 4.0 and its impact on sustainability, especially in terms of CO2 emission savings. While large companies have taken on a pioneering role, medium-sized businesses have a lot of catching up to do.
Dear MaterialDigital Community,
we wish you and your families a happy Easter and peaceful holidays.
Your PMD Team
Dear colleagues of the MaterialDigital community,
we are very pleased to present you the eighth newsletter of the Platform MaterialDigital (PMD)! The year 2022 has started with many tasks, big goals and high motivation.
Besides the further developments of the PMD, we are constantly working on making the connection more straightforward and effective for the community. Relevant questions are: What information needs to be made available? Where and how can everyone gets involved or inform yourself at an early stage to be able to connect to PMD when the time comes?
Thank you for your interest and participation in our first assembly. In our download area you will find the PMD presentation held, as well as the slides of the academically funded projects as they were shown in the event.
Until next time!
27-29 September 2022 Hybrid Congress - Darmstadt (Germany) & Online In the frame of Topic M “Modelling and Simulation” we are organizing the Symposium M04: “Digital Materials: Experiments, simulation workflows, ontologies and interoperability”. In this symposium, we call for an open discussion and exchange about the recent technical and scientific challenges involved in developing an interoperable representation of materials and processes. These include recent developments of ontologies, materials data schemas and software solutions that allow representation and integration of workflows, processes, and materials in a digitalized manner. We invite you to submit an abstract until March 15th
On March, 17th 2022, the platform MaterialDigital will hold its first plenary meeting for the entire community (plenary meeting will be in German)! Join us and learn more about the current status of the MaterialDigital platform and its already connected projects. During our breakout sessions on the topics of ontologies, workflows and community, you can actively participate and discuss working issues with us. To collect relevant topics from the community, you can share topics and questions in advance in our forum. We look forward to your involvement and participation, the PMD Team
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has published a brochure specifically on the topic of MaterialDigital. Here you will not only find information on the innovation platform MaterialDigital and an interview with our spokesperson Prof. Dr. Peter Gumbsch on digitization, but also a detailed presentation of all academically led projects of the first funding round with technical information. Take a look at the brochure and learn more about the exciting world of materials digitization.
Strategische Neuausrichtung der Förderung eingeläutet
Am Donnerstag hat das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) ein Eckpunktepapier zur Förderung der Materialforschung veröffentlicht. Das Papier steht für eine strategische Neuausrichtung der Förderung mit dem Ziel, die internationale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der deutschen Materialforschung unter Berücksichtigung aktueller Technologietrends und durch neue Förderformate zu sichern.
Das Eckpunktepapier sieht vor, dass sich zukünftige Materialentwicklungen unter dem Dach der Förderung des BMBF stärker an den politischen Leitzielen Nachhaltigkeit und Ressourcenschonung orientieren müssen. Die Einsparung von Energie, Wasser und Rohstoffen sowie der Ersatz eingeschränkt verfügbarer, gesundheits- oder umweltbedenklicher Materialien, spielen eine zunehmend wichtigere Rolle. So können die Nachhaltigkeit von Produkten erhöht und die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von Unternehmen gesteigert werden.
MSE 2022 27-29 September 2022 Hybrid Congress - Darmstadt (Germany) & Online
In the frame of Topic M “Modelling and Simulation” we are organizing the Symposium M04: “Digital Materials: Experiments, simulation workflows, ontologies and interoperability”. In this symposium, we call for an open discussion and exchange about the recent technical and scientific challenges involved in developing an interoperable representation of materials and processes. These include recent developments of ontologies, materials data schemas and software solutions that allow representation and integration of workflows, processes, and materials in a digitalized manner. We invite you to submit an abstract not later than 28 February 2022.
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) deals with the harmonization of research results across Europe. The project is hosting a virtual webinar on February 23, especially for interested people from Germany. Have you always wanted to know what the EOSC is about, how it can help you and how you can support it? Then this webinar is just for you. After all, we all benefit from Open Science.
The MaterialDigital platform wishes you a healthy new year. Stay healthy and look forward with us to a successful and exciting 2022!
Dear Platform MaterialDigital Community,
The year is coming to an end. Time to pause and look back. A lot has happened at the platform in the past year and we have made a lot of progress in all areas.
The community is growing and we welcomed our academic projects to the platform in spring. One by one, the projects have started their work and are getting more and more involved with the platform. Within PMD, we have expanded our working groups and have now established a community working group in addition to workflows, ontology and IT architecture. All working groups have an area in the forum and will report news, discussions, ideas and comments with you.
The DGM has a digital advent calendar on its site again this year. We from MaterialDigital were allowed to open the advent calendar with a contribution. In the first door we show how Christmasy our ontology of the tensile test can be. Have we made you curious? Then take a look.
The Institute for Mechanics of Materials (IWM) is hosting an online workshop on "AI Methods for Fatigue Behavior Assessment and Component Life Prediction" on November 24th. Many of the presenters are members of the PMD or affiliated projects. Exciting presentations around Artificial intelligence, digitalization and materials modeling for better lifetime predictions await you. Please have a look at the website and register for the workshop.
Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence are current key topics in the development of modern materials technology and in the design of corresponding industrial processes.
By using the potentials from digitalization and especially artificial intelligence, new opportunities are opening up to meet future requirements with regard to material and material developments and efficient production processes.
Based on the funding initiative "MaterialDigital" launched in 2019 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), we would like to discuss this topic together with you for the development of sustainable data structures, software solutions and ontologies for materials science and materials engineering and cordially invite you to the innovation dialog "Industry 4.0 - MaterialDigital".
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 you an outlook on possible connection points with the platform as well as a summary of past events.
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 aus der ersten Förderrunde nehmen nun ihre Arbeit auf. Hierzu erklärt Bundesforschungsministerin Anja Karliczek:
„Wir brauchen in Deutschland eine starke Materialforschung als Innovationstreiber, die die Chancen der Digitalisierung für sich nutzt. Denn die Basis einer technologischen Innovation ist oftmals das Vorhandensein eines geeigneten Materials – sei es Metall, Kunststoff, Glas, Keramik oder Beton.
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 continuum scale, and have to run on a wide spectrum of computer applications from mobile phones to high-performance computers.
Interested to contribute? Further information can be found on the journal page.
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.
In cooperation with the project management organization, the MaterialDigital platform is offering an information event on 22.04.2021 for all those who are planning to participate in the MaterialDigital call and would like to optimize their outline with regard to the possible connection and integration of PMD. Please register for the event on the PMD website if you are interested. The presentations will be recorded and made available online after the event.
Dear Platform MaterialDigital community, We hope you have all had a good start to the new year. 2021 is an exciting year for the MaterialDigital platform, not only because of the new BMBF projects currently starting, but also because of a new call for proposals within the funding programme. In addition, one of the member institutes of our consortium is celebrating an anniversary. Enclosed we give you an overview of current developments at PMD.
With the publication of the new call for proposals for industry-led consortia within the framework of the MaterialDigital funding programme on March 23rd, the BMBF has launched the next round of projects. Funding is to be provided for projects that represent a particularly industry-oriented perspective in terms of both content and technology and that can contribute this to the platform in the future.
BAM, one of our consortium institutes, is celebrating its 150th anniversary and we, as the MaterialDigital platform, extend our warmest congratulations. As one of the oldest material science institutes in Germany, BAM has not only had a strong influence on the material sciences, it is also still at the forefront when it comes to ushering the material sciences into the digital age. As part of the 150th anniversary, there will be a symposium on 4 March from 15:30-17:30 on the topic of "Trust in future technologies". Register for this and take part, more information and events can be found on the anniversary page.
On 3 March 2021, the Workshop MaterialDigital format will be continued virtually on a smaller scale. Experts from industry and academia will address the questions of how materials data and information from different sources and of varying nature and quality can be related to each other and which hurdles have to be overcome in the process. The objectives are to improve the informative value of materials data for assessing the functionality and performance of materials and components, to reduce the effort and the need for new data to be generated or to create completely new bases for decision-making. And ultimately, this integration of data and data islands should not remain a one-off action, but should be transformed into a value-added process. Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM: Online Workshop MaterialDigital Relating material data: Designing data structures, integrating data islands Time frame: Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:00-15:00 hrs.
Dear Platform MaterialDigital community, an extraordinary year is coming to an end, in which special challenges had to be mastered for all of us, including us as PMD team. This year, many hardworking hands were involved (most of them virtually) in the development of the platform MaterialDigital (PMD) and were able to achieve a lot despite some challenges and a large number of construction sites. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their work and efforts. At the end of the year, we would like to give you an overview of what we have worked on this year and how it will continue in 2021.
Ontologies play a central role in digitization. But what do we mean by ontologies, how are they structured, why are they so important?For a better understanding of these and other questions, we recommend a Lecture on Knowledge Graphs from FIZ Karlsruhe to all users. The lecture is free of charge and in English.If you only want to learn more about ontologies, you can access the following links.
On October 28 to 29, 2020, the BMBF-funded joint project Quality assurance and linking of research data in plasma technology - QPTDat hosts the virtual workshopFAIR Research Data in Plasma Medicine.The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers in the field of plasma medicine with research data management experts to discuss requirements and possibilities for research data management in accordance with the FAIR principles.
A second joint interactive session is planned for October 7th, where the FIZ will discuss your requirements and priorities for a common interface that will enable advanced searches and other services across both databases. The joint interactive session is planned as an open, guided discussion to gather your requirements and identify some use cases that will help us prioritize the development of the required functionality.
Since mid-2018, the CCDC and FIZ Karlsruhe have been offering the crystallographic community a joint depot, which standardizes the deposit of crystal structures for inorganic and organic structures. Scientists currently find further information on many crystallographic structures in the two cured databases Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) which will be currently linked to the common repository, so that users can be directed to the two databases for further information.
Dear users of the MaterialDigital platform, A lot has happened worldwide in the last few months. The MaterialDigital platform (PMD) was also surprised by the Corona pandemic and as a result switched its cross-organizational working methods to a virtual working environment. Despite the difficult conditions, we are pleased with what we have been able to achieve since then: The PMD is taking on more and more shape. Enclosed we give you an overview of our highlights. Information on the PMD's approach, its organisation, upcoming projects and a survey on behalf of NFDI-MatWerk.
Because of the current Covid 19 situation the workshop had to be cancelled.
At the headquarters of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin-Steglitz, an information workshop on the "MaterialDigital" call for proposals initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) took place on 09.01.2020. The information workshop was attended by 200 representatives from numerous university and non-university research institutions that intend to participate in the open call for proposals.
The Platform MaterialDigital is offering an information workshop on the 09th of January 2020 in connection with the "Announcement of the BMBF call MaterialDigital". The workshop will take place at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin. We kindly ask interested participants to register. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: Office of the MaterialDigital platform, Tel.: 0721 608 28950, E-Mail: email@example.com. We look forward to your participation.
Research data management in engineering sciences is becoming increasingly essential, especially in the materials sciences, as research into new materials is becoming increasingly complex. Storing, exchanging and accessing such amounts of data, including metadata, in a structured manner poses a major challenge. This is where research data management comes into play, the aim of which is to make digital research data accessible and usable.
The BMBF innovation platform MaterialDigital participates as a partner in the "Bunte Nacht der Digitalisierung Karlsruhe". The aim of the "karlsruhe.digital" initiative is to make digitisation in Karlsruhe visible and tangible for everyone through the "Colorful Night of Digitisation".
How will scientific work and product development evolve in the future? How will we share new insights with colleagues, who might work on the other side of the planet? Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the joint project »Innovation Platform MaterialDigitial« has recently been established to pave the way towards a digital infrastructure for material science research data. The objective is to create a virtual materials data space that allows a systematic handling of materials data.