“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” (African proverb)
In a world of widely distributed knowledge, companies cannot afford to rely entirely on their research. They should systematically encourage and explore a wide range of internal and external sources for innovative opportunities.
The Materials Zone (MZ) platform facilitates collaborative research and consortia and accelerates advanced materials discovery. It's used in the following international consortia:
BIRD: MZ is helping facilitate and accelerate the R&D process of lithium and sodium metal solid-state batteries for advanced energy storage applications together with the following partners: University of Maryland, Bar-Ilan University, Saft America, Forge Nano, Ion Storage Systems, Tel Aviv University, and 3DBattery.
AI-4-QD: A collaboration that aims to accelerate the R&D process of photovoltaic windows was established between three partners: Glass to Power (G2P), Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), and MZ. Encouraged and funded by the Israel Innovation Authority, the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, the three partners signed an agreement, titled “AI-4-QD”, to develop transparent and colorless windows that produce electricity and do not harm the aesthetics and the design of modern buildings. The Italian researchers and engineers will use the MZ platform to share research data, accelerate the discovery of new materials using materials science-oriented machine learning technologies, and apply digital information algorithms on dozens of external data sources.
Tools that help facilitate the consortia and advance the open innovation principles:
Collaboration and sharing: Control the flow of data between users and teams by using advanced and secure permissions systems that encourage data sharing and promote collaboration between R&D teams and departments. Deal with hefty “information logistics” that stem from organizational hierarchies and protocols.
Perform any R&D research and take advantage of MZ’s attributions interfaces and comments system.
Acknowledgment and provenance: Make sure your research work and data are correctly attributed and credited on the platform using MZ's provenance tools that mark the historical chronology of digital ownership. Understand how other researchers specifically use parts of your work and data and where.
Data consolidation and harmonization from different sources.
Activity log: Keep track of your own and your team's activities. Have a clear viewpoint of items created, protocols added, and measurements conducted.
Stay up to date with all relevant tasks and research progresses, and roll back activity changes using the detailed history view.
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