This Startup Is Combining Big Data and Materials Science to Revolutionize Manufacturing

If they are successful, the world of manufacturing will never be the same

By Greg Satell

Greg Mulholland didn’t take the typical route to getting his MBA. He had no background in banking or consulting and hadn’t even taken a business course as an undergraduate. After earning an Engineering degree from NC State and then a Masters Degree in Physics from Cambridge, he went to work as a materials scientist.

Yet after working at a small semiconductor company in North Carolina for a few years, he began to notice a strange disconnect. While it was crucial for companies to identify new materials that could lead to better products, very few executives were able to effectively interface with scientists like him. He saw an opportunity to become that nexus.

As it turned out, during “Admit Weekend” for the Stanford MBA program, he found a kindred spirit in Bryce Meredig, a newly minted PhD in Materials Science. Like Greg, Bryce thought that, with materials science heating up, there were enormous opportunities to be unlocked. Today, their company, Citrine Informatics, hopes to revolutionize how we develop new products.

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Citrine Chosen as “Major Player” and Manufacturing AI Leader

Team Citrine is proud to have been chosen as an Artificial Intelligence manufacturing leader in a new MarketsandMarkets research report.  IBM, Intel, Siemens AG and Oracle were among the other companies highlighted for their manufacturing AI technology.  Find out more information about the report here.

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Is It Time To Rethink The Scientific Method?

July 29, 2017

By Greg Satell

Designing an airplane has long been an exercise in tradeoffs. A larger airplane with more powerful engines can hold more people and go farther, but is costlier to run. A smaller one is more cost efficient, but lacks capacity. For decades, these have been nearly inviolable constraints that manufacturers just had to live with.

Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner is different. It didn’t just redesign the airplane, it redesigned the materials that go in it. Because of its use of composite materials that are lighter and stronger than traditional metals, the company was able to build an aircraft that is 20% more efficient, but sacrifices nothing in terms of capacity or performance.

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Citrine Informatics Announces New Office in Pittsburgh

Silicon Valley AI Tech Startup to Create Next-Generation Materials and Chemicals Hub

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.– July 24, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE)–Citrine Informatics, the chemicals and materials artificial intelligence (AI) platform, today announced the opening of the company’s first office outside Silicon Valley. The new office is located in the Bakery Square section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a technology hub conveniently placed to service the growing demand for data science and materials informatics and chemicals manufacturers in the area.

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Citrine Informatics Wins Prestigious 2017 World Materials Forum Start-up Challenge Award

Advanced Materials Artificial Intelligence Platform Recognized for Accelerating Next Generation Product Development

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 6, 2017–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Citrine Informatics, the chemicals and materials artificial intelligence (AI) platform, today announced it has won the World Materials Forum Start-up Challenge Award. The Start-up Challenge recognizes innovative materials solutions from all over the world and Citrine was chosen as the winner from a group of 12 semi-finalists.

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Published: Citrine World Economic Forum Blog Post

Citrine was selected to contribute to the World Economics Forum blog AGENDA.
We are excited to share how important advanced materials AI is for the next wave of manufacturing  innovation in this publication, since it posts articles from Nobel laureates, leaders of international organizations, UN bodies, academics and heads of state.  Our article is entitled, “How a ‘materials lag’ slows product innovation – and how AI can solve it.” Check it out here.


World Economic Forum selects robotics and automation companies in its ‘Technology Pioneers 2017’ list

June 14, 2017

The World Economic Forum, the global nonprofit foundation whose annual meeting in Davos is attended by global leaders from business and politics, has published a list of companies which it considers to be the most pioneering in the field of technology.

In publishing its Technology Pioneers 2017 list, WEF has chosen 30 different companies to highlight from a variety of industries including biotechnology, agriculture, energy, transport, as well as a number of companies from the robotics and automation sector.

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