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Formulations and Computational Engineering

Objective

The FORCE consortium is a 10 pan-European expert partnership with the objective to develop a integrated Business Decision Support System (BDSS) based on open standards for industries engaged in formulating chemical ingredients. The generic BDSS is an open framework that connects any existing or future materials models at various levels of complexity and discretion (electronic, atomistic, mesoscopic, continuum and empirical), experimental data sets, and structured and unstructured commercial information (e.g. on cost, forecasting, intellectual property (IP)). In combination with multi-criteria (objective) optimizers (MCO) for key performance indicators (KPI’s) the BDSS generates data driven formulation and product options for facilitating business decision making. The project has a generic focus but targets 3 specific important industrial sectors as main demonstrators, namely Personal Care (liquid detergents), Insulating Rigid PolyUrethane (PU) based Foams and Industrial Inks (PU-based) for the purpose of focus and generating a real ready to use BDSS available to large, medium and small enterprises alike. The proposed options are tailored for use into problem specific Apps. These provide an additional level of tailored user-friendliness and a data driven operational tool for product optimization, development and quality checks including faster and tailored customer services for the formulators and the providers of formulation components. Accordingly the project is positioning materials modeling as an integrated part of a business decision process. The consortium strives to change the modus operandi of mainly empiricism-based formulation industries into a science and technology and data driven industry by taking advantage of materials modelling and advanced computational learning methodologies for handling “big data”. The partners subscribe to the activities of the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC).

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2016-two-stage
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 279 480

Participants (9)

UNILEVER U.K. CENTRAL RESOURCES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 368 920
Address
Unilever House, Victoria Embankment 100
EC4Y 0DY London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DOW BENELUX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 444 220
Address
Herbert H Dowweg 5
4542 NM Hoek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENTHOUGHT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 528 115
Address
New Street Square 5
EC4A 3TW London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENGINSOFT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 390 875
Address
Via Della Stazione 27
38100 Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GRANTA DESIGN LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 359 182,50
Address
Clifton Road 62 Rustat House
CB1 7EG Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 294 125
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIOMICHANIA RITINON MEGARON ANASTASIOS FANIS ANONYMOS ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 292 500
Address
38Th Km Neo Athinon Korinthou Attiki
19100 Megara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments