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

HTM-8 call 2016 is now open!

At the initiative of the Top Teams of the Top Sectors High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM), Chemistry and Energy the materials calls are organized by Technology Foundation STW, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) and NWO Chemical Sciences, in cooperation with the Materials innovation institute (M2i). The purpose of these calls is to give a boost to scientific materials research in the Netherlands.

Materials Knowledge Day – cancelled

>> Due to unforeseen circumstances the event is cancelled << On 8 November 2016, the first “Materials Knowledge Day” is organized for all members of the Bond voor Materialenkennis (BvM), the Materials innovation institute (M2i) and all other interested parties. For the promotion of materials research it is essential to meet regularly to transfer knowledge and experience on the issues that bind us.

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.

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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.

8 November 2016 – Materialen Kennisdag, St-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands
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