The research programme on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) is aimed at integrating all the available simulation tools into multiscale modelling strategies capable of simulating processing, microstructure, properties and performance of engineering materials, so new materials can be designed, tested and optimized before they are actually manufactured in the laboratory. The focus of the programme is on materials engineering, i.e. understanding how the microstructure of materials develops during processing (virtual processing), the relationship between microstructure and properties (virtual testing) and how to optimise materials for a given application (virtual design). Moreover, experiments are also an integral part of the research programme for the calibration and validation of the models at different length and time scales. The expertise of the researchers in the programme covers a wide range of simulation techniques at different scales (electronic, atomistic, mesocopic and continuum) and is supported by a high performance computer cluster.