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The Novel Materials Discovery Laboratory

Objective

Essentially every new commercial product, be they smart phones, solar cells, batteries, transport technology, artificial hips, etc., depends on improved or even novel materials. Computational materials science is increasingly influential as a method to identify such critical materials for both R&D. Enormous amounts of data, precious but heterogeneous and difficult to access or utilise, are already stored in repositories scattered across Europe. The NoMaD CoE will open new HPC opportunities by enabling access to this data and delivering powerful new tools to search, retrieve and manage it.
NoMaD will foster sharing of all relevant data, building on the unique CECAM, Psi-k and ETSF communities, putting Europe ahead of materials science in other continents. Unprecedented, already initialised networking with researchers, with industry, with students and with other stakeholders will guarantee relevance and end-user value. NoMaD will become a crucial tool for atomistic simulations and multi-scale modelling in the physical, materials, and quantum-chemical sciences. This field is characterised by a healthy but heterogeneous eco-system of many different codes that are used at all HPC centers worldwide, with millions of CPU hours spent every day, some of them at petascale performance. NoMaD will integrate the leading codes and make their results comparable by converting (and compressing) existing inputs and outputs into a common format, thus making these valuable data accessible to academia and industry:
NoMaD will develop “big-data analytics” for materials science. This will require novel algorithms, e.g. for statistical learning based on the created materials encyclopedia, offering complex searches and novel visualisations. These challenges exploit the essential resources of our HPC partners. Without the infrastructure and services provided by the NoMaD CoE, much of the information created with the above mentioned petascale (towards exascale) computations would be wasted.

Call for proposal

H2020-EINFRA-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-EINFRA-2015-1

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
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€ 1 417 837,43
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Germany

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 678 264,55
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London

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London Inner London — West Westminster
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 561 929,83
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 145 531,25
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 414 366,25
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
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€ 450 000,00
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 343 070,18
Address
Anker Engelunds Vej 101
2800 Kongens Lyngby

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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
BAYERISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 205 500,00
Address
Alfons Goppel Strasse 11
80539 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 205 375,00
Address
Keilaranta 14
02101 Espoo

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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Other
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€ 0,00
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 238 749,99
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Research Organisations
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PINTAIL LTD
Ireland
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€ 250 000,00
Address
Springhill Avenue 77
A94 K542 Blackrock

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00