Materials Informatics Update 2018

July 6, 2018 | State of the Market Report

Materials informatics applies data science and AI methods to better understand the use, selection, development, and discovery of materials. It is used across the value chain, from upstream materials and chemicals developers to downstream product manufacturers. This report updates our assessment of this fast-moving space by using our proprietary data-driven methodology – the Lux Tech Signal – to analyze innovation activity in the different application areas within materials informatics, discusses the technology’s data challenges, reviews recent developments from both startups and large corporations, and finally provides our recommendations to clients.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Digital Transformation
  • Materials Design and Manufacturing

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive Summary
  • Table of Contents
  • Motivation: A Disruptive Technology With Strong Momentum
  • Materials Informatics’ Innovation Activity
  • Materials Informatics’ Data Problem
  • Assessing Startups’ Technology Platforms and Business Models
  • Corporate Players Take Varying Approaches to Data Sharing
  • Conclusions and Recommendations

Lead Analyst

Xiao Zhong
Research Analyst


Ross Kozarsky
Anthony Vicari
Cosmin Laslau, Ph.D.

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