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Toyota Motors launches materials informatics service
Anthony Schiavo, Research Director | @MobbDeepTech
Lux Take: Truly Disruptive
"We've known about Toyota's activities in materials informatics (MI) for some time, but this is probably the first major company to plan to sell MI services outright. This is a substantial step past even leaders like Evonik that are using MI tools to complement existing sales or businesses. By the same token, it's clear that Toyota is still trying to figure out the right business model (it apparently plans to work on a project basis), so expect more announcements and services in the future as the company continues to refine its approach."