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A critical, enabling element of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), announced by President Barack Obama in June 2011, the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) is a multi-stakeholder effort to develop an infrastructure to accelerate materials discovery and deployment. With funding drawn from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Departments of Defense and Commerce, the MGI will support the development of computational tools, software, new methods for material characterization, and the development of open standards and databases that will make the process of discovery and development of advanced materials faster, less expensive, and more predictable.

The vision and goals of the initiative are presented in the white paper, Materials Genome Initiative for Global Competiveness, published by the National Science and Technology Council.

For additional information, go to the MGI website.