Digital Twins Cities Conference

We are pleased to announce that our CEO, Dr Amit Bhave, will be attending the Digital Twins Cities Conference in Gothenburg on the 28th November and delivering a Keynote Speech: Connecting digital twins for a shared understanding, Powered by The World Avatar™:

‘In the world of digital twins, overcoming data silos, cross-domain accountability, and interoperability hurdles is crucial. Amit will dive into these challenges and unveil the latest developments and use cases in enabling semantic interoperability across sectors, powered by The World Avatar™ approach’.

National Grid ESO Markets Forum

It was great to have attended the National Grid ESO Markets Forum event on the 8th November. Seeing the progress that has been made, and the ambitious targets for the energy system in the years to come really highlighted the need for innovation and transformation across the industry.

CMCL believe that the transformative power of data is unlocked through cross-sector interoperability and collaboration, and we are following the development of a Future Systems Operator (FSO) with great interest.

DOME 4.0 at SemIIM 2023

The Digital Open Marketplace Ecosystem (DOME 4.0) project supported by EU Horizon 2020 will be represented at the Second International Workshop on Semantic Industrial Information Modelling (SemIIM) 2023 conference on 7 November 2023, held as a co-located hybrid event with the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2023, 6-10 November 2023) in Athens, Greece.

Dr Amit Bhave, CMCL’s CEO and co-founder, in his role as the coordinator of the DOME 4.0 project will present “On Standardised Ontologies and Data Marketplaces”, sharing the latest state of the development in the project, alignment in standardisation, documentation and ontologies with the Industry Commons sister project OntoCommons, as well as updates in the industrial business-to-business showcases within the project.

Additionally, he will also present “Evaluation of CMCL’s Ontologies for Maritime Air Quality”, covering a deeper dive into the application ontologies deployed by CMCL to enable semantic interoperability for a cross-domain use case covering chemistry, ships, pollutants, weather, etc., powered by our flagship technology “The World Avatar™” (TWA).

These talks form part of a dedicated session on “Ontology Standardisation Meets Data Marketplaces” and showcase the alignment between the two sister projects OntoCommons and DOME 4.0 towards enabling interoperability and data sharing, while also covering the synergies between pan-European initiatives enabling industrial data sharing and CMCL’s in-house technology offerings.

Read more about the event here.

Highways UK 2023

Toby Greenwood and Oisín Peppard represented CMCL at Highways UK 2023, networking and exploring innovations across the industry. Oisín has been leading CMCL’s work exploring the connections between the transport sector and others, as part of a Transport Research and Innovation project run by Connected Places Catapult and the Department for Transport.

CReDo, the collaborative Climate Resilience Demonstrator project was mentioned during an interesting session – ‘Accelerating change: Leveraging tech and innovation for the roads of the future’ when Dr Wolfgang Schuster and Mark Enzer highlighted the project as a leading example of a cross-sectoral approach.

The sessions and the ensuing discussions on the benefits of enabling interoperability resonated with our semantic digitalisation approach for assisting challenge owners.

DOME 4.0 Second Hackathon

On 10-12 October 2023, the second public Industrial Engagement Open Day and Hackathon of the Digital Open Marketplace Ecosystem (DOME) 4.0 project was held at Simcenter premises in Leuven, BE.

Invited speakers from large and small industries across Europe presented their views, success stories and pain points on how to enable data interoperability and data sharing at the Industrial Engagement Open Day event, which concluded with lively discussions over a panel Q&A.

The second hackathon’s theme was “onboarding”, in which the latest state of the DOME 4.0 platform along with technical advancements on enabling onboarding of data providers, data consumers and data service providers to the platform were presented to the participants via presentations and interactive sessions covering nine B2B showcases in the project. Two fully dedicated hack sessions were also included in the agenda, in which the participants were provided hands-on experience of developing platform connectors. This event particularly enjoyed participation from graduate students in material science and engineering, and we hope to have contributed to the training of next generation of scientists and engineers in the field.

As a special part of the Hackathon, the innovation Centre in Digital Molecular Technologies (iDMT) was also onboarded to the DOME 4.0 platform as its first external participant during one of the hands-on hack sessions.

This event and onboarding experience of the first external participant to the platform marked a milestone in the project, showcasing the progress of the research platform. We are excited to see such developments and look forward to continue working with the partners to make the project a success.

Massive thanks, firstly to our partner the Siemens Digital Industries Software for smooth organisation and hosting the event, to all partners and invited speakers for their insights and to all participants of the event for their contributions. We are already looking forward to meeting all of you in the third (and the final) hackathon supported by the project in 2024.


Joint Collaborative Events in Horizon 2020 Projects

The Horizon 2020 projects OntoTrans and OpenModel have organised a jam-packed event, 5-7 September 2023 in Bremen, Germany. The event comprises the Month 30 General Assembly in OpenModel project, Month 42 General Assembly in OntoTrans project along with the OntoTrans second open workshop.

Seán Courtney, CMCL’s computational Scientist, will contribute providing updates on our activities in platform development, ontologies and interfaces as well as our contributions as the industrial translator for the Steel Section Mill user case in collaboration with ArcelorMittal to realise key objectives namely time-to-market, digitalisation and decarbonisation via introduction of advanced digital solutions. Such solutions are aimed at offering deeper insight into the relation between mechanical properties of steel beams and the underlying process parameters.

The General Assemblies are confidential to the partners only, but further update to the public will be available through the OntoTrans Second Open Workshop (held on 7th September), in which we will also cover aspects of how OntoTrans platform helps each of the industrial end users in their materials and manufacturing challenges.

For the OpenModel project, we also cover our contributions to development of the platform, data and modelling wrappers, Multi-Criteria Optimisation and Multi-Criteria Decision-Making tools along with an end-to-end digital workflow user case focusing on catalyst material testing and screening.

We look forward to contributing to these events, and particularly the discussions with the general public at the OntoTrans Open Workshop. Read more about the project here.

CMCL at the Launch of the UK-India Net Zero Accelerator Programme

The UK-India Net Zero Accelerator Programme was launched on 03 Aug. 2023 by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), British High Commission in India, the Department for Business & Trade and Innovate UK Edge. In addition to these senior stakeholders, leaders from the Indian building sector shared their expert views and work on net zero. CMCL introduced its key mission on enabling cross-sector (buildings, environment, climate change, utilities, transportation, etc.) interoperability to better support decision making for net zero strategy and implementation. We are pleased to be part of a final cohort of 18 innovative UK companies selected for this programme, and look forward to engaging with fellow innovators, sector leaders and challenge owners in India.

Cambridge Particle Meeting 2023

CMCL’s Application Engineer, Dr Chung Ting Lao, will present “Smart Port City Air Quality – A Dynamic Knowledge Graph Approach” at the morning session of 2023 Cambridge Particle Meeting, which will be held on 23 June 2023 at University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Our talk will cover research results from developments in our flagship technology “The World Avatar” along with our ongoing collaborations as a part of Horizon 2020 project DOME 4.0 on enabling semantic data sharing across multiple sources in the context of Maritime and air quality.

Do not miss out of this talk if you are interested in knowing how developing virtual air quality sensors, connecting data from multiple heterogenous sources such as weather, ship movement and built infrastructure, and enabling semantic interoperability can support decision making. Find the agenda and read more about the event here.

Smart Cities Connect Spring 2023

Our CEO Dr Amit Bhave attended the Smart Cities Connect conference in Denver this May, where he presented our work on The World Avatar.

The use cases discussed at the event ranged from materials and built infrastructure to climate adaptation, port city air quality and heat pumps.

We were presented with the Smart 50 award for our work on Smart District Heating Networks in Pirmasens, which CMPG are building upon.

Many thanks to the City of Denver for hosting the event!

ChemUK 2023

Our Business Development Manager, Toby Greenwood, returned to his University city of Birmingham to attend ChemUK 2023, held at the NEC on the 10th of May.

Key topics discussed at the conference included the resilience of chemical supply chains, advances in drug R&D through Machine Learning, and the benefits of removing data silos to collaborate across disciplines.

Enabling interoperability is key to unlocking new value in the chemicals industry, and we will continue to develop The World Avatar using our experience in the area.

The EMMC International Workshop 2023

CMCL has been invited to present at the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC) International Workshop 2023, to be held on 26-28 April 2023 in Vienna, Austria. We will present “Building the world ground up: a software journey” in the “Software as part of the Knowledge Value Chain: From Thermodynamics EoS to AI driven ChemInformatics” session of the event on 27th April 2023.

Dr Bijan Yadollahi, our Research & Innovation Manager will share some of the insights from our journey as an R&D-driven software developer, covering the integrated digital workflow of physico-chemical models with data-driven analytics, combining features from kinetics, SRM Engine Suite, and MoDS software.

He will also talk about our research journey through enabling semantic interoperability via the development of The World Avatar applied to host of use cases from connected regional digital twins for climate resilience to maritime air quality, metal organic polyhedra and lab automation. Find the agenda and read more about the event here.

OntoCommons Digital Marketplaces, FAIR Data and Ontologies Workshop

In its role as the coordinator of the Digital Open Marketplace Ecosystem (DOME 4.0) project supported by EU Horizon 2020, CMCL has been invited to present at “Towards Materials and Manufacturing Commons – the enablers Digital Marketplaces, FAIR Principles and Ontologies”. This is a hybrid event organised by the OntoCommons project, held in Berlin (Germany) on 4-6 April 2023.

Dr Amit Bhave, CMCL’s CEO and co-founder, will present some of the recent project findings on enabling interoperability, data ecosystem, facilitating FAIR principles as well as data documentation and standardisation in multiple sessions of the event, including stand-alone and shared presentations and hands-on Q&A Session on digital marketplaces.

Find the agenda and read more about the event here.