ICMEg – the Integrated Computational Materials Engineering expert group – aims at developing a global open standard for information exchange between the heterogeneous varieties of numerous simulation tools. ICMEg is open to anybody willing and capable to contribute. The initial nucleus for ICMEg is the ICMEg consortium being funded by the European Commission. Each of them individually already has initiated own platform strategies towards ICME. To account for the global approach being taken by ICMEg, the consortium strongly interacts with a number of associated partners around the globe especially from the US, Japan and India.