National Science Foundation

Convergence Accelerator 2019 Cohort Video:

Enabling Lifecycle Collaboration in Chemicals and Materials Manufacturing Systems with Open Authoritative Knowledge


The NSF Convergence Accelerator funded Chemicals & Materials Open Authoritative Knowledge (OAK) team is creating an ecosystem of data, tools, and people to support the chemical and materials industry and education from material procurement to end-of-life. The information architecture in this ecosystem will support academic and commercial partnerships through interactive cloud services and enable market-to-manufacturing connections for those who manufacture, formulate, and benefit from chemicals and materials.