We enable Material 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.
How we work
As a network organization, we have excellent insight in materials-related activities in The Netherlands and Europe. We collect research questions from our industrial partners and connect them to the research partners with the right expertise.
M2i helps its partners in defining open innovation research programmes. A significant portion of our projects are organized in cooperation with NWO and industry. By sourcing the optimal type of Dutch or European funding we help to reduce industrial investment costs.
After approval of funding we coordinate the consortia, ensuring the results are relevant for industrial uptake, while offering researchers a platform for sharing their activities in cluster meetings and conferences. Read more about our cluster structure.
The latest news
A successful kick-off meeting marks the start of the Circular Circuits project
The 2-days kick-off meeting took place on the 16th and 17th of March and it was hosted by NWO in Utrecht and is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO)
KIA-CE project granted to develop the ESED tool
RVO has granted the project Early-Stage Environmental Decision making for effective circular product designs under Kennis en Innovatie Agenda-Circulaire Economie (KIA-CE) 2022.
M2i researcher Mauryn de Graaf wins the SAMPE Benelux award
During the SAMPE Benelux Student competition last week, Mauryn de Graaf won with his research on Hot Gas Welding of Thermoplastic Composite T-Joint.
Enlighten researchers visit Airbus Defence and Space
Recently the members of the M2i/NWO project Enlighten visited Airbus Defence And Space for a workshop on Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, hosted by Javad Fatemi. The Enlighten project is
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