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.

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The latest news

Students: Meet the industry!

You as a PhD or Masters student can experience the challenges industry has to face! In workshops together with a team of other students from all over Europe, you will get the chance to figure out the best solution for a real life industrial case and get an exclusive insight in the company.

Industrial Technologies Conference Update: Programme live

Highlights three day Conference Programme

The programme of European conference Industrial Technologies 2016 is now live! With a wide variety of plenary and interactive sessions and keynotes – from European Commisioner Carlos Moedas and ASML Executive Vice President Peter Wennink – we have put together an impressive conference programme.

HTM 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.

For more news visit our News page.

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.

10 May 2016 –  Meeting Materials Composites, Berchem, Belgium
22-24 June 2016 – Industrial Technologies 2016, Amsterdam
13 December 2016 – Meeting Materials, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

Our team

Click here to see the whole M2i team, areas of expertise and contact information.

For a more specific search, click on the service area of your choice:

  • 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
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