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Interoperable Material-to-Device simulation box for disruptive electronics

Objective

Information-and-communication technologies have been historically powered by silicon, with development and production taking place mostly, albeit not exclusively, in the United States and in Asia. The current and major worldwide drive for big data, machine learning, and quantum computing will push away from this all-silicon platform, and provide a unique opportunity and a clean slate for European industry to rapidly deploy novel technologies based on innovative materials and devices. Leadership will require fast exploration of materials’ properties (e.g. memory effects for memristive computing), linking properties to performance in unexplored architectures, and assessing their business potential. INTERSECT wants to leverage European leadership in materials’ modelling software and infrastructure, as embodied in track record of the team, to provide industry-ready integrated solutions that are fully compliant with a vision of semantic interoperability driven by standardized ontologies. The resulting IM2D framework - an interoperable material-to-device simulation platform - will integrate some of the most used open-source materials modelling codes (Quantum ESPRESSO and SIESTA) with models and modelling software for emerging devices (GinestraTM) via the SimPhony infrastructure for semantic interoperability and ontologies, powered by the AiiDA workflow engine, and its data-on-demand capabilities and apps interface. API-compliance with established standards will allow pipelines to and from public repositories, and embedding into the front-end of materials hubs, such as MarketPlace, while testing, validation, and standardization will take place together with the industrial partners. INTERSECT will drive the uptake of materials modelling software in industry, bridging the gap between academic innovation and industrial novel production, with a goal of accelerating by one order of magnitude the process of materials’ selection and device design and deployment.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/computer hardware/quantum computer
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy/metaphysics/ontology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 672 648

Participants (7)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 624 000
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MDLAB SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 14 875
Address
Via Sicilia 31
42122 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 556 250
Address
Campus De La Uab Edifici Q Icn2
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 597 500
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 412 395
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
FERROELECTRIC MEMORY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 322,50
Address
Maria-reiche-str.1
01109 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APPLIED MATERIALS ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 464 975
Address
Via Postumia Ovest 244
31048 San Bagio Di Callalta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)