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

A new M-ERA.NET-2 Call – coming soon!

A new transnational call is under preparation, to be launched in the second quarter of 2017. The aim of the new Call is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation, including materials for low carbon energy technologies and related production technologies. A two-stage procedure will be employed.

A new MANUNET-III Call – coming soon!

A new transnational call is under preparation, to be launched in January 2017. The aim of the new MANUNET-III Call is to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in innovating their processes and implementing adaptive manufacturing systems. A two-stage procedure will be employed.

First ASPECT results presented at the M2i conference “Meeting Materials 2016”

ASPECT was featured at the M2i conference Meeting Materials 2016, where the M2i simulation expert Albert Konter (M2i) presented the first results of the project during the workshop “Next-generation manufacturing systems: smart production and sensor applications”.

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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
  • Participate in Science programs
  • 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