We enable
materials innovation

...by connecting
specialists to the industry

...by defining research

...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.


The latest news

Coming up: Symposium The power of aberration corrected transmission electron microscopy in materials science

On September 19th the symposium ‘The power of aberration corrected transmission electron microscopy in materials science’ will take place at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials in Groningen.

PhD defense Mohammad Bazrafshan Fadan: cum laude!

M2i is proud to announce that on June 21, 2019, Mohammad Bazrafshan Fadan, who has been working on the M2i-TTW co-organized research project “Roughness and Adhesion Effects on Pre-Sliding Friction: Modelling and Experiments” successfully defended

For more news visit our News page.

26 March 2019 – Practical training on tribological influences in sheet metal forming, Darmstadt Germany
1 April 2019 – 4TU.HTM & M2i Joint Workshop on Nucleation, Utrecht
9/10 December 2019 – Meeting Materials Save the Date!