We enable
materials innovation

...by connecting
specialists to the industry

...by defining research

...by capitalising on
development results

...by raising platforms to
identify new markets

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M2i is the enabler in materials innovation

Materials innovation institute (M2i) is a network organization specialized in materials research. Our core mission is to support both the industry and society in finding solutions for materials-related questions in product development and production processes. M2i connects industry, academia and research institutes across The Netherlands and Europe.

The importance of materials research

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.

Our services

As a network organization, we have excellent insight in materials-related activities in The Netherlands and Europe. We collect research questions from industries and connect them to the research partners with the right expertise.

M2i helps writing proposals to get the right funding. By sourcing the optimal type of Dutch or European funding we help to reduce industrial investment costs. A significant portion of our projects are organized in cooperation with NWO and industry.

After approval of funding we manage the projects, ensuring timely reporting and progress meetings and offering researchers a platform for sharing their activities in cluster meetings and conferences. Read more about our cluster structure.


The latest news

Prof. dr. Maria Antonietta Loi wins Physicaprijs 2018

Prof. dr. Maria Antonietta Loi will receive the ‘Physicaprijs 2018’ on 13 April at the annual conference FYSICA, where she will be a plenary speaker. Maria Loi will receive this prestigious prize for her innovative

Professor Rob Mudde new Vice Rector Magnificus/Vice President Education TU Delft

Professor Rob Mudde has been appointed Vice Rector Magnificus/Vice President of Education (VRM/VPE), also vice-chairman, of the Executive Board of TU Delft. The Supervisory Board of TU Delft has appointed Rob Mudde with effect from

For more news visit our News page.

30 & 31 May 2018 – Technological Innovations in Metals Engineering, Haifa