IBM Research

Project Photoresist

The power of technology applied to science.

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Apply technology correctly and things can speed up.

Ordinarily, discovering a new molecule can take ten years and up to $100 million. However, IBM has used an end-to-end AI-powered workflow to handle problems in a way that scientists cannot, and it’s dramatically accelerated the process. The result is the discovery and synthesis of a new molecule that makes semiconductors more sustainable.

Discovering new materials is essential to creating products that address global sustainability challenges. These technologies and workflows aren’t limited to scientific problems; they can be applied to a variety of industries to help solve the world’s biggest challenges.

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Inspire the possibilities that advanced technology can bring.

Transparent storytelling demonstrates the process of how technology was applied for Project Photoresist with a website and film to break down the discovery process, stage-by-stage. Each step demonstrates how dispersed teams of IBM Researchers came together—remotely—using connected tools to resolve bottlenecks, remove frictions and to apply computation and automation.

A film and web experience that takes visual cues from scientific whitepapers ensures every piece of content is led with substance and purpose.


Creating a better world, with technology.

By being transparent about the process and technologies employed on Project Photoresist, IBM gives business leaders the opportunity to rethink how advanced technologies can come together to solve the biggest problems within industries.