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Formulations and Computational Engineering

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).

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 279 480

Participants (9)

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UNILEVER U.K. CENTRAL RESOURCES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 368 920

IBM RESEARCH GMBH

Switzerland

DOW BENELUX BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 444 220

ENTHOUGHT LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 528 115

ENGINSOFT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 390 875

GRANTA DESIGN LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 359 182,50

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 294 125

VIOMICHANIA RITINON MEGARON ANASTASIOS FANIS ANONYMOS ETAIRIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 292 500

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 721027

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 416 792,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 957 417,50

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany