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.
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.
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On 10 October 2017 TU Delft’s executive board has decided to appoint Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor. Amir Zadpoor is chair of biomaterials & tissue biomechanics at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering.