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

On this 2nd  anniversary, a workshop will be held in the New England region at which industry materials development  and R&D leaders, leading  academic researchers and technology transfer professionals, and government science and technology developers, can speak to important questions and provide input to Materials Genome Initiative leaders.