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Business Models and Sustainability for Materials Modelling Software

Goldbeck, Gerhard; Simperler, Alexandra

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  "description": "<p>Successful software for materials modelling has an expected lifetime of many decades. This long-term nature requires a sound legal and business foundation: the ownership of software must be clearly established and the license models need to be carefully thought through to ensure a sustainable development and maintenance of the software and impactful exploitation by both academic and industrial end-users. Different business models carefully need to be considered when developing a strategy for long term sustainability of software and sustainment of the operation.<br>\nAs background, the White Paper provides an overview of materials modelling software market, considering different segmentations&nbsp; and briefly discusses market dynamics.&nbsp;<br>\nFurthermore, the fundamental aspects of software sustainability and sustainment are described. Business models are discussed, with a detailed analysis of different revenue models. Emerging business models including digital marketplaces are considered.<br>\nThe status of materials modelling software is presented with respect to different sustainment attributes (Users and Communities, Product Management, Software development and maintenance, Revenue Generation). The findings are based on a workshop and surveys carried out by the EMMC during 2018. Finally, the thoughts and recommendations shared by Software Owners (SWOs) during the evidence gathering are summarised.</p>", 
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      "name": "Goldbeck, Gerhard"
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      "name": "Simperler, Alexandra"
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  "datePublished": "2019-01-16", 
  "keywords": [
    "Materials Modelling", 
    "Software business", 
    "Software sustainability"
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