Accelerating the discovery of materials and molecules needed for a sustainable future

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Crowdsourcing designs for the next generation of self-driving labs

The Acceleration Consortium (AC) working together with Matter and Schmidt Futures are soliciting white papers towards Critical Materials Advancements for Societal Solutions (CriticalMASS).

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The Acceleration Consortium cements partnership with global technology leader Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

The Acceleration Consortium (AC) at the University of Toronto recently welcomed a visit from our new industry partner.

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Nanochemistry pioneer Geoffrey Ozin’s new guide to energy materials for a sustainable future

The book explores the transition of non-renewable and unsustainable energy systems of the past into renewable and sustainable energy systems of the future. It is a story that often begins in chemistry laboratories with the discovery of new energy materials.

OUR VISION
Advanced materials have the potential to transform our lives and our world for the better. We make these materials cheaper and faster.
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How we do it
We build self-driving labs—that combine material science with the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and advanced computing—to rapidly design and test new materials and molecules.
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What we discover
Advanced materials improve upon conventional ones by providing superior performance across several categories, including longevity, environmental impact, and cost.
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HEALTHCARE

Antiviral coatings, drug delivery and bio-compatible polymers for regenerative medicine

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DRUGS

Molecular design, testing and production of drugs and therapeutics

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TRANSPORTATION / CONSTRUCTION

Lighter, stronger, corrosion-resistant alloys, and eco-friendly cement

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ENERGY

Renewable energy production, batteries and storage

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GREEN PRODUCTS

Biodegradable plastics and fibres

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ELECTRONICS

Cheaper, higher capacity, eco-friendly LEDs and wearable devices

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Entirely novel classes of materials to launch new industries

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We bring together academics, government, and industry to expedite technology development and commercialization that addresses genuine market needs.
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