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

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Acceleration Consortium announces $1.2 million in funding for projects that accelerate scientific discovery

The 12 diverse research ventures from across the U of T community are partially supported by the AC’s unprecedented CFREF grant

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AC EDI Action Plan Co-Creation Facilitator Job Posting

Apply to support the Acceleration Consortium EDI efforts!

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Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, collaborates with Acceleration Consortium on open-sourcing AI-driven experimentation planner

The joint open-source initiative combines the Merck portfolio of use cases with the Acceleration Consortium’s world-leading excellence in self-driving labs.

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WHY
Materials have the potential to transform our lives and our world for the better. We make these materials cheaper and faster while remaining committed to ethical design principles.
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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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Faster rate of discovery
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What we discover
Our materials improve upon conventional ones by providing superior performance across several categories, including longevity, environmental impact, and cost.
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HEALTH

Therapeutics, drug delivery, anti-viral coatings, and more

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SUSTAINABLE INFASTRUCTURE

Lighter, stronger, corrosion-resistant and temperature-stable materials for construction and transportation

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ENERGY

Cheaper, better clean energy production and storage

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GREEN PRODUCTS

Biodegradable plastics and fibres from renewable feedstocks and eco-friendly cosmetics

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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Efficient light-emitting and light-sending devices, low-cost computing hardware, and more

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OTHER

New classes of functional materials and molecules

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