Are you up for the Open Data Challenge?

Gather your friends. Create a team. Explore the intersection of machine learning and materials science, and how it might impact the future of scientific understanding. Compete for cash prizes!

Machine learning and data-driven techniques are playing a big role in the research, development and discovery of new materials leading to faster conclusions and significant cost savings for materials researchers and manufacturers.

In the Open Data Challenge, teams curate or develop their own materials dataset and apply materials informatics to that dataset to learn something new.

Join us to learn more about this exciting new competition! Visit to see more.

Cash Prizes

1st place – $1000
2nd place – $500
3rd place – $250


November 26 & 28, 2019 – Kick-Off Presentation

December 14, 2018 – Competition Opens

February 15, 2019 – Submission Deadline

April 24, 2019 – Awards presented at the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting