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VIPCOAT seeks to make the development and production of corrosion protection technologies more sustainable, economical and faster.

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The VIPCOAT project aims to create an open innovation platform for use by the research, industrial, political and public sectors alike, that will assist engineers in developing coating materials and constructing accelerated life test scenarios to assess their durability.

Initially, the platform will target the aeronautic industry, but will later host interoperable applications, based on standardised ontologies as extensions of the European Materials Modelling Ontology, that would allow for transfer methods and insights to other industries.

The VIPCOAT platform will open the door to new production concepts with reduced process steps, lower energy consumption and reduced use of natural resources. Supporting modelling, the platform will also promote the development of green, cost-efficient and effective coatings that inhibit corrosion.

The open innovation platform approach facilitates an effective transfer of science and communication between all those involved. The platform is to serve as a database (for experimental, industry-relevant and modeling data), a scientific infrastructure and a simulation tool simultaneously. Machine learning and physics-based modeling are combined here to optimise industry-relevant active protective coating development processes.

VIPCOAT is designed to support industry in making the development of customised, innovative corrosion-protection technologies not only faster and more economical, but also more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952903.