With its admission to the Leibniz Association, IVW has been eligible to apply for the Leibniz Competition since the beginning of 2021. These funding measures enable top-level research and research infrastructures and further sharpen the profile of the Leibniz Association. Directly in the first attempt, IVW was able to achieve success in the funding track "Cooperative Excellence" with the project proposal "Machine Learning for Simulation Intelligence in Process Design for Composite Materials". The two lucky IVW main applicants, PD Dr. David May and Dr. Miro Duhovic, are happy about an excellent project consortium: With the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics WIAS and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research IPF, two proven partners from the Leibniz Association are on board, perfectly complemented by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI. With Professor J. Nathan Kutz (University of Washington) and Professor Suresh Advani (University of Delaware), two internationally outstanding researchers have also been recruited for the project. Thus, from the mathematical fundamentals to software development for numerical simulation and process engineering applications, all the competencies are available to make even better use of machine learning in the context of simulation models for innovations with composite materials in the future.