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Citrine Informatics Nominated to the World Materials Forum Start Up Challenge

Citrine Informatics is pleased to announce its nomination to the 2017 World Materials Forum Start Up Challenge. As one of 12 start up companies selected to attend this year's World Materials Forum in Nancy, France, Citrine will have the opportunity to showcase its platform, Citrination, and how its artificial intelligence technology can dramatically accelerate the materials and chemicals development and deployment process.

Citrine CEO, Greg Mulholland, said "we at Citrine Informatics are honored to be recognized as materials innovators with an invitation to this year's World Materials Forum Start Ups Challenge. We look forward to sharing our artificial intelligence technologies, which enable a 2-5x acceleration of the materials development process, with materials company executives as they consider the future of the industry. We have no doubt that these leaders will understand that artificial intelligence technology is the platform that will vault the industry into a new era of innovation, efficiency, sustainability, and performance."

Other participants in the 2-day program include the CEOs of companies including Imerys, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Solvay, Arkema, and Saint Gobain, and many other company leaders and researchers in the materials industry from across the globe.

More information about the World Materials Forum and the Start Up Challenge can be found here.

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Citrine Informatics Selected to 2017 AI100

Citrine Informatics Selected to the 2017 AI 100, Highlighting Advancements in Artificial Intelligence for Materials and Chemicals Manufacturing and Development

Santa Barbara, CA, January 11, 2017 -- CB Insights today selected Citrine Informatics to the prestigious Artificial Intelligence 100 list (“AI 100”), a select group of emerging private companies working on ground breaking artificial intelligence technology. CB Insights CEO and co-founder, Anand Sanwal, revealed the winners during The Innovation Summit, a gathering of top executives and investors to explore the industries of the future. 

“The whole Citrine Informatics team is honored and excited to be selected for the prestigious CBInsights AI100. Materials and chemicals is a huge industry, ripe to benefit from artificial intelligence technologies, and Citrine is at the forefront of this change,” said Citrine Informatics CEO Greg Mulholland, “Core to our inclusion on this list was the understanding that our team is pushing the limits of what can be done today with materials and chemicals data, and our relentless pursuit of new AI and materials innovation.” 

Companies such as Affectiva, Blue River Technology, Zymergen, Sentient Technologies and Orbital Insight joined Citrine Informatics, in being recognized for their amazing teams, technology, and traction in front of an audience of 400 senior executives from around the world.

The CB Insights research team selected the AI 100 winners based on a combination of data submitted by the companies, responses to interview questions and the company’s Mosaic Score. Mosaic is an algorithm built with funding from the National Science Foundation that gives predictive intelligence into the health of private companies.

“From financial services to healthcare to transport, incumbent companies in every industry are seeing that AI will reshape their industries. And as so often happens, transformational innovation comes from emerging companies. In the case of AI, a lot of the groundbreaking work is being done by the AI 100. The companies in the AI 100 are accelerating research, improving efficiency, and making many game-changing advancements that will be felt for decades to come,” CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal said.


Quick facts on the AI 100:

  • In total, these 100 emerging private companies have raised $3.8B across 263 deals since 2012, according to CB Insights.
  • Applications of their technology include breakthroughs in materials, healthcare, drug discovery, business intelligence, gaming, manufacturing, and much more.
  • More than 1,650 companies were nominated or applied for the AI 100 (only 6% were selected).
  • Data Collective has backed 14 of the AI 100 companies, while NEA backed 8 and Bloomberg Beta backed 7.
  • There have been 9 mega-rounds (funding rounds of $100M or more) to AI 100 companies since 2014.
  • Five AI 100 companies have reached a valuation of $1B or more (also known as unicorn status).
  • 11 countries are represented among the winners.

Citrine is the information platform for the material and chemicals industry. Built for product developers who need to have cutting edge materials information at their fingertips, Citrine’s software as a service platform delivers instant intelligence so those product developers can make faster, better decisions about how to optimize materials, manufacture them, and insert them into products. We work with the Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 across a wide variety of materials and chemicals classes including alloys, semiconductors, polymers, electronics as well as many product classes including electronics, automotive, aerospace, coatings, films, and many more.

About CB Insights
Our team comes to work every day to build technology that helps corporations guess less and win more. We aggregate and analyze massive amounts of data and use machine learning, algorithms and data visualization to help corporations replace the three Gs (Google searches, gut instinct and guys with MBAs*) so they can answer massive strategic questions using probability not punditry.

With backing from the National Science Foundation and venture capital investors, we mine terabytes of data and knowledge contained in patents, venture capital financings, M&A transactions, hiring, startup and investor websites, news sentiment, social media chatter, and more. Our software algorithmically analyzes this data to help our clients see where the world is going tomorrow, today.

*We have MBAs.
 

Contact: 
Emily Veach, Communications manager
press@cbinsights.com
+1 212-292-3148, ext. 1007


About The Innovation Summit

From voice and chat interfaces to AI replacing investment managers and doctors to the new revenue models enabled by the Industrial Internet of Things, the Innovation Summit marries CB Insights’ emerging trend research with the thinking of the world's smartest minds - leading VCs, economists, researchers and corporate strategists.

For more information about the AI 100, visit: 

https://www.cbinsights.com/research-ai-100

To learn more about CB Insights’ Innovation Summit, go here: http://events.cbinsights.com/corp-innovation-2017

About Citrine Informatics
CONTACT:
Sarah Lacy — slacy@citrine.io

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Doug Ramsey Joins the Citrine Leadership Team

Citrine Informatics is proud to announce Doug Ramsey has joined our team as Vice President of Business Development. He brings a wealth of experience to the team and shares the Citrine vision for a more advanced and efficient materials and chemicals economy that enables breakthrough products in a fraction of the time. 

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Citrine captures a Materials Data Challenge prize

Our work in collaboration with Anton Oliynyk and Arthur Mar (Alberta), Taylor Sparks and Leila Ghadbeigi (Utah), and Michael Gaultois (Cambridge) has won one of the Materials Data Challenge prizes! The work involves Citrine machine learning-driven prediction and subsequent experimental confirmation of entirely new Heusler phases, and has been submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks to NIST, AFRL, and NSF for organizing this exciting competition.

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Citrine featured in Materials Project consortium's paper in APL Materials

The Materials Project team has published an open-access review in APL Materials titled, "Research Update: The materials genome initiative: Data sharing and the impact of collaborative ab initio databases." In this paper, Jain, Persson, and Ceder describe recent work in the materials community around generating, storing, and sharing large materials datasets. They provide a general overview of Citrine's data infrastructure, mention data sets we host for free public access, and also note our role in organizing materials hackathons in conjunction with MRS. We are excited for this recognition from a world-leading team of materials researchers, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate on shared research goals and working together to create a data-driven future for the entire materials community. 

Call-out quote: 

"One organization that has made significant progress in establishing a centralized data resource for materials scientists is Citrine Informatics, a company that specializes in applying data mining to materials discovery and optimization. Citrine's data sharing service benefits its core business because its proprietary data mining algorithms become more powerful with access to larger datasets. Data providers and research groups that contribute data to the Citrine database benefit from greater visibility of their work and straightforward compliance with data management requirements." 

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Citrine and Ames Lab Partner in Energy Materials Network

As part of the newly launched Energy Materials Network (http://www.energy.gov/eere/energy-materials-network/energy-materials-network) by the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Citrine Informatics, Ames Lab, Pacific Northwest and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, University of Maryland and Pennsylvania State University, United Technologies Research Center, GE Global Research, and Astronautics Corporation of America have partnered to develop new materials and devices for multi-caloric refrigeration.

These materials and devices could dramatically reduce the need for energy in refrigeration. Citrine is excited to take part in this breakthrough effort.

Read more here: http://amestrib.com/news/ames-lab-based-consortium-research-improving-refrigeration-technology

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Elsevier begins linking to materials data in Citrination

We're pleased to announce that Elsevier is rolling out links on ScienceDirect to Citrination in cases where our platform has underlying data from the corresponding Elsevier journal article. These data are freely accessible on Citrination. Here's an example of what these links look like: 

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You can check out a couple other example articles in Computational Materials Science

This move continues Citrine's tradition of helping solve important data infrastructure problems in materials research. For example, we recently released a free solution to US funding agency data management plan requirements that any researcher can leverage by simply inserting this text into their proposals. We're excited to continue to work with authors, funding agencies, Elsevier, and other stakeholders to make research data in materials and chemicals more accessible and useful! 

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MRS Hackathon Results

The results from the Citrine-sponsored Materials Research Society hackathon have been posted! MatHack participants were given 24 hours to form teams and collaborate on an idea for new materials-related software before presenting to a panel of judges. The ideas ranged from Three-dimensional Fermi surfaces to a Web scraper for crystallographic data. Check out this interview with the first and second place winners! 

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New Potentiostat and Spectrometer Data

This week we highlight potentiostat and spectrometer data from the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis. This data is for the anodic sweep of the cyclic voltammetry for each photoanode and is supplementary information to their recently published paper Development of solar fuels photoanodes through combinatorial integration of Ni-La-Co-Ce oxide catalysts on BiVO4. 

The data set includes current density and potentials as well as transmission spectra and reference patterns for the experiments. 

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Data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Materials Database

This week we highlight the inclusion of data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Materials Database. This is a computational database that focuses predominantly on materials with applications in renewable energy, such as as photovoltaic materials, materials for photoelectrochemical water splitting and thermoelectrics. This data set contains over 38,000 data points including thermochemical properties and other information, such as band gaps, from GW calculations

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Citrination Update

This week's update to Citrination added quite a few new features. We added an autocomplete list to our data point search, seeded with common properties found in our database. In addition, we added user profile pages linked in search results, so you can learn who contributed your favorite datasets. You can now flag a dataset you think is inaccurate, and someone on our team will review it for you. Finally, we added summary emails for data uploads that give you a preview of the data we were able to extract from your contribution. 

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Bill Gates announces Breakthrough Energy Coalition

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Bill Gates announces Breakthrough Energy Coalition

Today is an exciting day for humanity for many reasons. The COP21 talks begin in Paris, with many countries to commit to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. Sadly, though, a growing global population and hunger for energy is going to make living sustainably on our planet very difficult without new technologies that can allow us to deliver energy and other resources to the people that need them.

Alongside the commitments of our international leaders, Bill Gates has announced the formation of a new fund to invest in critical technologies to enable just such energy generation, distribution, and use. Aptly named the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, this group of technologists, investors, philanthropists, and experts will deploy resources and support to early companies and technologies that can address energy generation and storage, transportation, industrial use, agriculture, and energy efficiency. As the coalition describes on its website:

We are committed to doing our part and filling this capital need by coming together in a new coalition. We will form a network of private capital committed to building a structure that will allow informed decisions to help accelerate the change to the advanced energy future our planet needs. Success requires a partnership of increased government research, with a transparent and workable structure to objectively evaluate those projects, and committed private-sector investors willing to support the innovative ideas that come out of the public research pipeline.
— http://www.breakthroughenergycoalition.com

At Citrine, we believe new technological breakthroughs are the path to a better world in all of these areas, and we happen to believe that materials innovation is one of the key areas. We are fortunate to already have the support of some of the brilliant minds involved in this program, and could not be more excited to see what world changing technologies emerge over the coming years as this coalition and the people it supports do their work.

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Exciting news from Citrine HQ!

The Citrine Team is dedicated to creating a data infrastructure and community that together make all materials data more accessible and useful than ever before, and today we have some exciting news to share: Citrination, the data platform for the physical world, now houses over 3,000,000 data points! 

We continue to work towards creating the most comprehensive and diverse database possible, but we need your help. Over the next four weeks, we will be running a raffle for those who contribute to Citrination. To be entered in the drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card, create a user account and either upload data here, or contact Jo directly to make your data contribution. 

 

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Data Highlight: Materials Project Dataset

This week we have added over 175,000 new data points from Materials Project to our platform. This dataset contains the calculated density of states (DOS) for around 20,000 materials. Plots have been generated for the complete DOS as well as for partial DOS projected on sites and orbitals. This data set also includes the calculated lattice parameters for each material. 

Take a look at all of our data from Materials Project here

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