Official approval from RVO for our National Growth Fund program ‘Groeien met Groen Staal’!

This is a significant achievement, and our consortium is excited to start now and take the required steps towards transforming the entire steel cycle in the Netherlands and abroad into a green sustainable cycle.

We are proud to have a strong consortium with 31 parties within the whole steel sector, all committed to making a positive impact on the environment and the steel industry.
We have cooperated closely to develop a comprehensive eight-year programme with over 100 M€ funding by the Dutch government. The programme addresses the environmental challenges facing the steel industry, and our alignment ensures that we will meet our goals and objectives.

As a team we are convinced that this programme will make a significant impact on the environment and the steel industry. M2i is honoured to have the opportunity to lead this effort and is looking forward to working with our partners to achieve our shared goals.

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Medegefinancierd door het Nationaal Groeifonds.

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 meetings and conferences.

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