iNovex Wins SBIR Phase II Award
iNovex Information Systems won a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award for "A Semantic Technology for Materials Design and Development". Under this award, over the next two years iNovex will extend and expand MatOnto - our Phase I prototype for an extensible, scalable and decentralized semantic web of linked data for the global materials design community, a workbench of integrated tools including crowdsourcing tools for ontological development, and tools that enable scientists to discover, enrich and analyze the data to extract knowledge from the community collective. MatOnto supports the Materials Genome Initiative by deploying a free and open-source semantic web for materials design and development - accelerating the discovery and deployment of advanced material systems. iNovex will continue to collaborate with our Phase I partners Penn State University in State College, PA., The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, AU., and Cambridge Semantics in Cambridge, MA.
Dr. Jane Hunter (UQ) will continue collaborating with iNovex during Phase II, promoting MatOnto at the following venues in 2015:
- The Research Data Alliance (RDA)/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability Interest Group in San Diego, March 2015.
- The Materials Science & Technology convention in Columbus, OH, 2015.
- The 2nd International Conference and Summer School in Molecular and Materials Informatics hosted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in 2015.
In addition, Dr. Hunter will continue to raise academic awareness of MatOnto within research and academia by promoting via the Australian Institute for Bio-Engineering and Nanotechnology, and she will disseminate project outcomes via jointly authored articles in The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials (JOM), Mineral Research Society Bulletin, Open Applied Informatics Journal, and the online scientific magazine The Conversation.
Watch this space: www.matonto.org