Two years ago today, President Obama launched the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), a collaborative endeavor of the public and private sectors designed to double the pace of innovation, manufacture, and deployment of high-tech materials in America.
During its first two years, the MGI has come a long way. What started out as a modest investment of roughly $63 million by four Federal agencies has since expanded into a multi-stakeholder endeavor valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars and involving universities, companies, professional societies, and scientists and engineers from across the country—all working together to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the realm of materials science and innovation.
Today, universities, companies, Federal agencies, and other materials science stakeholders announced more than twenty new commitments to kick-start an ambitious third year for the MGI, including:
The materials community is mobilizing.
Building on two years of progress for the MGI and the exciting new commitments announced today, we’re on our way to cutting in half the time it takes to develop new materials that can fuel advanced manufacturing for a 21st century American economy.
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Tom Kalil is Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation at OSTP
Cyrus Wadia is Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Materials R&D at OSTP