The MGI was launched by President Obama to address a significant longstanding national challenge – “accelerating the pace of discovery and deployment of advanced materials – with an inspiring promise to halve the time and significantly cut the cost of the systems” materials technology value chain.

On this 2nd anniversary, a workshop was held at the the Kostas Research Institute.  Industry materials development and R&D leaders, as well as leading academic researchers and technology transfer professionals, and government science and technology developers, met to discuss important questions and provide input to Materials Genome Initiative leaders.