We are currently working on a master’s degree, a microcredentials program, as well as a series of workshops. Please stay tuned for more information.
The Consortium is a diverse, global entity composed of 3 main groups: government, principal investigators (PIs), and industry. Within each, there are many sub-groups, including large enterprises, start-ups, SMEs, investment firms, like-minded organizations and more. What each group has in common is an interest in the discovery, design, and commercialization of new materials and molecules. To learn more, visit our Join page.
Members gain access to a wide range of opportunities, expertise, technology, and talent, including:
The cost of joining the Consortium is dependent on the company size (employees) and the role you play in the lab of the future. For principal investigators (PIs) and global acceleration partners, the only fee is your time spent engaging in Consortium activities. To learn more, visit our Join page.
Global issues benefit greatly from global approaches. By convening experts across disciplines, sectors, and geographies, we aim to expedite research translation and commercialization. We are on the edge of a materials innovation paradigm shift, a transformation that cannot happen in isolation. Here is where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s the groundbreaking work of each of our members around the world that will help us get closer to achieving our ambitious goal of accelerating materials discovery and design.
As a platform technology, MAPs are largely material agnostic and can be applied to a wide range of areas that are critical to a healthier, more sustainable world, including:
The global and urgent need for better materials is never-ending. Cheaper, more sustainable and accessible, and faster to manufacture are required to address major global issues, from pandemics and climate change to waste management. Traditional methods are slow and expensive, whereas self-driving labs can bring planet-saving materials to market faster at a fraction of the cost.
On average, it costs $10–100 million to bring a material from ideation to market using conventional materials. Self-driving labs can radically reduce this figure, to as little as $1 million.
Materials Acceleration Platforms (MAPs) are a new integrated approach for accelerating scientific discovery. MAPs combine the growing areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics with chemistry and materials science. An AI-driven, adaptive component should be coupled with automated synthesis and characterization for an experiment to be considered a MAP.
MAPs present a scenario where humans have not been “replaced,” instead they work alongside robotic and AI-powered counterparts. Researchers can hand off tedious hours of trial and error to focus more on designing the objectives and other higher-level analysis.
It ranges from as little as 100,000-250,000 USD to several million dollars.