The company’s proprietary platform virtually models the interaction of individual atoms so scientists and manufacturers can cut the development of new materials in half
SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 30, 2020) – Exabyte.io, the company unlocking the rapid development of new materials for Global 2000 companies, announces its selection as a $1M Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award recipient from the United States Air Force’s technology incubator, AFWERX. The technology at the center of the award is Exabyte.io’s Elemental Modeling and Manufacturing Architecture (EMMA), a real-world version of the futuristic software that Tony Stark used to create new materials for his “Ironman” suit in the Marvel movie. Exabyte is also actively hiring to grow its team to support the award and other areas of strong growth.
Exabyte.io is an end-to-end materials modeling platform that consolidates state-of-the-art simulation tools and data allowing users to design new compounds and run physics-based and machine-learning models. The company’s platform virtually models new compounds, starting from the interaction of individual atoms and shows how they perform together as a new material, which can reduce development time by half.
The AFWERX is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and research and development with the potential for commercialization. Exabyte.io received the Phase II award to conduct research and development and adapt its software to address the application areas and materials of interest to the Air Force. The Phase II award was granted after successfully completing a Phase I evaluation.
“Material requirements for today’s cutting-edge manufacturing are immense and ever-increasing,” explains Timur Bazhirov, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Exabyte.io. “This Phase II award underscores the importance of understanding and exploiting the latest digital R&D methods to keep pace with accelerating materials and manufacturing lifecycles.”
The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX work together to streamline the SBIR process and accelerate the development of new technologies, broaden the pool of potential applicants and decrease bureaucratic overhead. Beginning in 2018, the Air Force started offering ‘Special’ SBIR topics to drive a broader range of innovations that are faster and leaner.
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Founded in 2015 and tracing its roots to UC Berkeley, Exabyte.io is a cloud-based software company that unlocks the rapid development of new materials for Fortune 500 companies. The company’s modeling platform allows engineers in academic and industrial sectors, including energy, semiconductor and manufacturing to rapidly adopt and deploy a wide variety of modeling techniques to create higher-performing products. Exabyte is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Learn more at: Exabyte.io