The NOMAD team has already been busy networking and engaging with industry since the project started in November 2015.

A key element of our Industrial Outreach strategy is to seek and promote contact with interested decision makers to understand the strategic needs, habits, and expectations of the industrial sector. We want to identify what (incremental or disruptive) data tools could be strategic and have maximum benefit for industry.

We’ve initially engaged with companies from a broad range of sectors, ranging from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to large, multinational corporations.


Continuous Engagement with NOMAD Industry Advisory Committee

We regularly engage with our Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), which includes prominent representatives from SpringerMaterials, Haldor Topsøe, ONYX, QuantumWise, Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA, Fraunhofer, BP plc, Nokia Technologies and BASF SE. 

Members of the IAC have attended our Industry Meetings and given us detailed feedback on our plans and progress. They are also available for informal interactions between

They are also available for informal interactions between meetings, and provide a useful sounding board as we progress development of our tools and services.


Industry Meetings

As we develop our tools, we are seeking industrial feedback in a number of arenas, from the appropriateness of our user interface and documentation, to reproducibility standards, and the robustness of our software tools for users operating in an industrial environment.

In March 2016, we held our first Industry Meeting to inform a variety of industries about the NOMAD Laboratory and to learn what types of tools they would like to see developed. You can read our report of the first Industry Meeting here

We hosted our second Industry Meeting 06 - 07 Feb 2017 in Hamburg where industry-based decision makers and R&D representatives were again our special guests, providing us with feedback and valuable ideas on how to maximise our impact.

You can read our reports on these meetings to learn more.


March 2016

February 2017


We have also put together a brief report for industry on the first 15 months of the project and overview slides to introduce the project to industry users (Powerpoint, PDF). 

A final Industry Meeting is also planned for 05 - 06 Feb 2018 in London. If you are interested in joining this meeting, you can contact Kylie O'Brien ( 


Industry Interviews and Case Studies

To gain a deeper understanding of what industry wants and needs from NOMAD, we conducted one-to-one interviews with industry representatives and we have initiated case studies.You can read the interviews and more about the case studies 

You can read summaries of the interviews and more about the case studies here.