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

Tom de Geus receives NWO Rubicon grant

M2i PhD researcher T.W.J. (Tom) de Geus has been awarded an NWO Rubicon grant. The grant will enable him to spend two years at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, to conduct his post-doctoral research project titled ‘Group-think in friction: the collective behavior of micro-contacts’. Rubicon offers talented researchers who have completed their doctorates in the past year the chance to gain experience at a top research institution outside the Netherlands.

Recap of the European Conference Industrial Technologies 2016 on 22 – 24 June in the RAI Amsterdam.

June 22-24, we were proud co-organizers of Industrial Technologies 2016: the largest networking conference in the field of new production technologies, materials, nanotechnology, biotechnology and digitalisation in Europe, with high level delegates. Industrial Technologies 2016 was a three days conference with a wide variety of plenary and interactive sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, case studies, eye-opening site visits and numerous opportunities to get in contact with new business partners.

Prof. dr. Jeff Th. M. De Hosson inducted as Elected Member 2016 of ‘Academia Europaea’

We are proud to announce that our former Cluster leader and one of the founding fathers of NIMR (former name of M2i) Prof. dr. Jeff Th. M. De Hosson became officially inducted as Elected Member 2016 of the prestigious European Academy of Sciences: ‘Academia Europaea’. The Council of the Academia Europaea confirmed at their meeting on 26 June in Cardiff, UK.

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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.

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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  • Assessing the needs of new markets and putting your competences to work
  • 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