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Integrated Open Access Materials Modeling Innovation Platform for EuropeOpenMODEL

Funding programme
EU Horizon 2020
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Project end
Total budget
380.000 €
● Alma Mater Studiorum - Università die Bologna (IT)
● Applied Materials Italia SRL (IT),
● Comutational Modelling Cambridge Limited (UK),
● Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT),
● DCS Computing GmbH (AT),
● Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH),
● Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (DE),
● Goldbeck Consulting Limited (UK),
● Innovation in Research & Engineering Solutions (BE),
● Norsk Hydro ASA (NO),
● Siemens Industry Software NV (BE),
● TOYOTA Motor Europe NV (BE)

The Digital Single Market initiative (DSM) and the emerging activities within Industry 4.0 call for a deeper digitalisation of materials modelling and additional actions that allow materials modelling to be more usable and integrable with the overall digitalisation actions in Europe. The wider and enhanced use of modelling and digital twins is considered critical for more agile, efficient, and sustainable product development meeting ever more challenging and tailored requirements.

OpenModel will provide to European Industry a comprehensive, integrated open modelling framework for accelerated innovation processes and development of novel materials and products. Global competition requires European Industry to adopt advanced techniques to shorten development cycles for new products and materials. To address this, OpenModel will be built around Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) defined by industrial Success Stories. To maximize leverage, OpenModel builds on state-of-the-art European open simulation platform (OSP) technologies and is designed from the ground up to allow integration of any third-party solvers, data, models, pre- and post-processing tools into advanced workflows spanning all operations along the value chain.

OpenModel embraces existing and emerging standards for semantic interoperability based on the European Materials & Modelling Ontology (EMMO) enabling seamless integration with the Materials Modelling Market Places (MMMP) that provide the access to all necessary models, tools, expertise, and data that are necessary to populate the workflows with and to the HPC platforms to complete the offers to customers. OpenModel’s deep foundations in EMMO also supports the current developments towards a “common language” for materials modelling and characterization.


Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Höche
Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Höche

Department of Interface Modelling

Phone: +49 4152 87 1914

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Dr. Sven Berger
Dr. Sven Berger

Department of Interface Modelling

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