ExoMatter platform

AI-based platform for the development of sustainable materials

The company ExoMatter is setting out to revolutionise materials development. The cloud-based platform combines data from public databases with its own scientific data and processes it through data mining. Artificial intelligence (AI) methods are used to add missing data. With its ‘Materials-Research-as-a-Service’ approach, ExoMatter digitalises the important step of material selection and thus significantly shortens the time to market for innovative products. In this way, companies are better equipped to meet the challenges of an increasingly fast-paced world. When selecting materials, not just technical and commercial requirements are taken into account. The focus is also on the environmental compatibility and sustainability of the materials. The service has already been tested and refined in three pilot projects. It is now about to be used commercially for the first time.

ExoMatter is a spin-off project of the DLR Institute of Future Fuels. It is supported and funded by DLR Technology Marketing and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. Its expertise in the field of digital materials research stems from a collaboration between the DLR Institute of Solar Research and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The company was founded in March 2022 and has a licence agreement with DLR. ExoMatter GmbH is currently looking for further pilot customers and an investor.


German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute for Future Fuels
Dr. Josua Vieten | Email josua.vieten@dlr.de