What is OntoCommons?

OntoCommons is an H2020 CSA project dedicated to the standardisation of data documentation across all domains related to materials and manufacturing.

OntoCommons lays the foundation for interoperable, harmonised and standardised data documentation through ontologies, facilitating data sharing and pushing data-driven innovation, to bring out a truly Digital Single Market and new business models for European industry, exploit the opportunities of digitalisation and address sustainability challenges.


By developing the Ontology Commons EcoSystem (OCES) - a set of ontologies and tools that follows specific standardisation rules - and provide a sustainable approach, making the data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). Moreover, the OCES implements practical and user-friendly mechanisms of intra- and cross-domain interoperability focusing on materials and manufacturing sectors.

This will be achieved by coordinating a wide range of EU stakeholders and with the support of Demonstration Cases with strong industrial involvement, covering a wide range of NMBP (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing) application domains.

Who’s behind OntoCommons?

OntoCommons represents relevant stakeholder knowledge by bringing together a consortium from a wide range of communities including subject matter experts (e.g. material scientists), ontologists (e.g. philosophers, semantic web experts), implementers (e.g. database experts), industrial end users (e.g. manufacturers), and application developers.