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Grid Based Information Models to Support the Rapid Innovation of High Value Added Chemicals (GOLD)


This project will build on existing Grid technologies to provide an infrastructure capable of supporting full lifecycle processes in extremely dynamic Virtual Organisations, with an emphasis on dramatically reducing time to market of chemical processes. Chemical manufacturers focus on new product development as a means of growth, with time to market as the key driver. Analysts state that more structured mechanisms for managing the innovation process must emerge if companies are to extract maximum profitability. Innovation must be placed in a context broader than traditional chemical R&D. New ways of working exploiting dynamic virtual organisational structures are needed. The Virtual Organisations comprising the chemical industry are highly dynamic and solutions requiring significant infrastructural overhead are impractical. R&D processes spanning the entire lifecycle of some chemical product are similarly dynamic and complex. This project provides key Grid middleware components that will allow the creation and management of extremely dynamic Virtual Organisations comprising the full chemical R&D lifecyle. This will include facilities for: Trust Management, Workflow, Information Distribution, Centralised Access Control and management facilities. The project has the potential to provide a major advance in business decision-making via a step change in the way high value chemical products are conceived, developed and taken to market

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Pilot
Grant Value: £2,093,725.00
Start Date: 01/02/2004
End Date: Not specified
Project Status: funded
Funding Agency: EPSRC

Project Members
There are currently no Project Members associated with this project.

Collaborating Organisations
Lancaster University
University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Component(s) Project Develops
This project is not associated with any components at present.

Application Area(s) associated with Project
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