M2i is the enabler in materials innovation

Materials form the basis of our environment. Since the dawn of humankind, new uses of materials have driven societal development. Materials innovation is important in fostering technological growth that promotes the wellbeing of society, and also in being able to meet the challenges of enhancing and protecting our environment.

Service Areas

science human capital market platforms valorization

Continual development in the field of materials production and usage is essential in order to address a broad spectrum of social needs while also strengthening Dutch industry. Through the services we offer in the four areas shown above, M2i can assist you in solving your materials innovation challenges. Read more about our services on the About page.


The latest news

M2i is leading an INTERREG project on smart manufacturing in North West Europe

M2i is leading a recently approved INTERREG project on smart manufacturing, entitled ASPECT. The concept behind ASPECT is linked to the use of modelling to predict and control the process conditions during metal forming. In particular, by predicting the variation of friction with process conditions and especially with temperature, the process parameters can be adjusted to ensure a stable process, maximizing productivity and minimizing loss of material.

Call for Input for our Meeting Materials Conference

Share your research findings! M2i invites you to help shape our upcoming conference by providing proposals for content or showing your interest on a certain topic. This is your opportunity to share valuable research and/or ask important questions related to Materials innovation.

Tom de Geus gaines his PhD ‘cum laude’

Tom de Geus of the Department of Mechanical Engineering has gained his PhD cum laude. He defended his PhD thesis, titled ‘From damage to fracture, from micro to macro: a systematic study of ductile fracture in multi-phase microstructures’, yesterday, May 3, in the Auditorium building of the university.

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Our mission

Materials innovation is our business. The ever-increasing demands of the world in which we live lead to a constant search for better and safer products as well as material and energy savings. Enabling these innovations is our goal. By connecting people, sharing ideas and increasing the knowledge base these innovations become reality: from miniaturization in electronics to predicting the mechanical performance of large structures. M2i helps our partners solve their materials innovation challenges. We would love to welcome you to our network.

10 May 2016 –  Meeting Materials Composites, Berchem, Belgium
22-24 June 2016 – Industrial Technologies 2016, Amsterdam
13 December 2016 – Meeting Materials, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

Our team

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  • Finding a solution for your research request
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  • Matching your industry needs with technological know-how
  • Bring your case to success
  • Connecting you with the right people for your organization
  • Talents in materials innovation