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The Materials Genome Initiative

The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) was announced by President Barack Obama in June 2011 to accelerate the development and deployment of new materials with the rallying phrase “half the time at half the cost.”

MGI has launched a broad discussion among industry, government and university stakeholders about digital data, computation and experiments necessary to accelerate the discovery, development and insertion of materials. However, these efforts are often localized in specific institutions, and we face a major challenge to integrate efforts to employ best practices and maximize complementary contributions.

Read the White House Announcement . See the MGI Strategic Plan (Dec. 2014 pdf). Visit the MGI site.