As a PhD in Chemical Engineering, I have noticed that there is a big challenge for the engineers and companies in selecting the right materials with certain properties. There is no easy way for them to identify the right suppliers offering the materials in a fair price. Also, the suppliers have a big issue in presenting their materials to the buyers.
“Comaterial” helps the engineers to select their desired properties online. Then not only Comaterial recommends them on some selected materials which can be even tested by Comaterial for the accuracy of the properties, but the suppliers can bid with different offers and suggestions. Subsequently, an innovative bidding and analyzing platform gives the buyers the ability to graphically and precisely compare a variety of materials and their properties and to narrow down the bids to find the best one.
This is like Elance or even eBay but for the material engineers and can definitely transform the global market for material industry.