We enable
materials innovation

...by connecting
specialists to the industry

...by defining research
programs

...by capitalising on
development results

...by raising platforms to
identify new markets

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M2i is the enabler in materials 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.

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The latest news

Coming up: NWO Matchmaking Event: Degradation and Reliability of Organic Materials

On August 30th from 9:00- 14:00 hrs NWO will organize a Matchmaking Event about Degradation and Reliability of Organic Materials. The location is: HTC 48, High Tech Campus, Eindhoven

Coming up: Practical training in “temperature-induced friction influence in sheet metal forming processes”

A Practical training in “temperature-induced friction influence in sheet metal forming processes”, which will take place on 22 October 2019 at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.

For more news visit our News page.

30 August 2019 – NWO Matchmaking Event: Degradation and Reliability of Organic Materials
4 & 5 September 2019 – Course on Fundamentals of Tribology in Sheet Metal Forming , Enschede
19 September 2019 – Symposium The power of aberration corrected transmission electron microscopy in materials science
28 October 2019 – 4TU.HTM & M2i Joint Workshop on Nano-Characterisation, Utrecht
9 & 10 December 2019 – Meeting Materials Save the Date!
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