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AI Platform Receives Gold Award for Accelerating Materials and Chemicals Development

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–November 30, 2018, (BUSINESS WIRE)— Citrine Informatics, the leader in materials informatics (MI), has been named Best in Biz Awards Start-up of the Year, and a gold winner. The Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.Citrine Informatics MI technology combines the power of data and artificial intelligence (AI) to help companies develop materials and chemicals faster. The Citrine Platform combines a data infrastructure designed specifically for the complexities of materials information, along with AI workflows tailored to the domain of materials science. Deployment is often part of a company-wide digital transformation effort, enabling R&D teams to dramatically accelerate time-to-market.Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most recognizable global brands to the most innovative local start-ups. The 8th annual program proved to be a particularly tough competition, garnering close to 700 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2018 honors were conferred in 70 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Support Department, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Best New Service, CSR Program, Marketing Campaign and Blog of the Year.

“We are honored to have been selected as the Start-up of the Year, among such a distinguished group of companies,” said Greg Mulholland, CEO of Citrine Informatics. “Our mission is to create a materials data ecosystem that accelerates breakthroughs in materials development and manufacturing. Our team is very proud to be recognized for helping our innovative customers create greater efficiency and sustainability.”

Since 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels deliberately composed each year of prominent editors and reporters from some of the most respected newspapers, TV outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Structured in this unique way, Best in Biz Awards is able to best leverage its distinguished judges’ unparalleled expertise, experience and objectivity to determine award winners from among the hundreds of entries. The 2018 judging panel included, among others, writers from Associated Press, Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, eWeek, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, New York Post, New York Times, Ottawa Citizen and Wired.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2018, visit

About Citrine Informatics

Citrine Informatics is the leader in materials informatics (MI) and the use of data-driven methods to accelerate materials and chemicals development. The Citrine Platform reduces the time it takes to develop new materials and chemicals by combining the power of materials data and artificial intelligence/machine learning. Customers include some of the biggest and most respected names in the materials and chemicals industry in Asia, North America, and Europe. Citrine’s headquarters is located in Redwood City, CA. For more information, visit and find us on Twitter at @citrine_io.

About Best in Biz Awards

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors selected from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, Best in Biz Awards judges have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the world economy to local companies and some of the most innovative start-ups. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 70 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit: