Materials Genome Initiative
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About the Materials Genome Initiative

Advanced materials are essential to economic security and human well being, with applications in industries aimed at addressing challenges in clean energy, national security, and human welfare, yet it can take 20 or more years to move a material after initial discovery to the market.

Accelerating the pace of discovery and deployment of advanced material systems will therefore be crucial to achieving global competitiveness in the 21st century. The Materials Genome Initiative is a multi-agency initiative designed to create a new era of policy, resources, and infrastructure that support U.S. institutions in the effort to discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials twice as fast, at a fraction of the cost.

Update: June 24, 2013: On the second anniversary of the President's launch of the MGI, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and partners announced more than twenty new commitments to kick-start an ambitious third year for the MGI. Read more: