Mar 10, 2016

NOMAD Industry Workshop and PI Meeting


NOMAD PIs met 02 - 03 March 2016 in Berlin, after a successful Industry Workshop 01 - 02 March 2016.

Posted by: kylie

Representatives from a broad range of industries attended our first Industry Workshop in Berlin. Companies represented included ISFOC, Tecnalia, Haldor Topsøe Ltd, Granta Design Ltd, Fraunhofer IWM, NOKIA, Lockheed Martin, Siemens AG, NOVALED GmbH, BP International Ltd, Dassault Systems BIOVIA, REPSOL S.A., Joanneum Research, Shell, BASF, Greenetica GmbH, MCL, QuantumWise A/S and Materials Design Inc. The NOMAD team introduced the Centre of Excellence, and then we listened to what industry would like to see in the NOMAD Laboratory. We also learned about their requirements for use of NOMAD data and tools.

Following the workshop session, the team received more in depth feedback from our Industry Advisory Committee, which includes decision makers from Haldor Topsøe Ltd, QuantumWise A/S, Dassault Systems BIOVIA, Fraunhofer IWM, BP International Ltd, NOKIA and BASF.

The industry-focused meetings were followed by a productive PI meeting, where we reviewed our recent progress on developing the NOMAD database, encyclopedia, big-data analytics and visualisation tools, as well as the essential HPC infrastructure.