9 May 2018
A Mission Innovation meeting co-led by Canada (NRCan), Mexico (SENER) and U.S.A. (DOE), in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and MaRS Discovery District, and in cooperation with the University of Toronto and McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering
Advanced materials represent about 50% of the manufacturing cost of clean energy. Accelerating the rate of discovery, development and deployment of new, high-performance, low-cost materials is critical to realize the goals of Mission Innovation, the group of 22 countries plus the EU committed to working together on the science of renewable energy, while also increasing sustainable economic growth.
The Advanced Materials Innovation Challenge of Mission Innovation has the goal to develop an automated and fully integrated platform that will accelerate materials discovery by a factor of 10x or more. To reach this goal, the platform will combine high performance computing (HPC) systems, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics with material synthesis, characterization and simulation.
Building on the momentum of two technical workshops and the resulting Expert Workshop Report on Materials Acceleration Platforms (MAPs), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the Energy Secretariat of Mexico (SENER) and the United States Department of Energy (US DOE), in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and MaRS Discovery District, and in cooperation with the University of Toronto (UofT) and McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering, invite business and technical executives from leading companies interested in advancing materials discovery and development.
The goal of the meeting is to explore opportunities for private sector companies to collaborate in this initiative and work with researchers to develop and deploy this disruptive new approach to materials discovery.
In this one-day, interactive working meeting we will:
This meeting is part of the Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge and the global initiative Mission Innovation. See background for more details.