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

Conference on Material Forming ESAFORM 2020

March 26th, 2020|

The 23rd International Conference on Material Forming ESAFORM 2020 will take place virtually on 4th-8th May 2020

SAVE THE DATE! M2i conference and Meeting Materials 2020

March 26th, 2020|

M2i is excited to announce her annual M2i Conference and Meeting Materials. This year our conference will be held at Leeuwenhorst Conference Centre in Noordwijkerhout again and will take place on 14 & 15 December

Kick-off new Horizon 2020 project Grade2xl

March 17th, 2020|

On 11-12 March, the kick-off meeting of Grade2XL took place at the Science centrum in Delft, followed by a visit to RAMLAB in Rotterdam. Due to current travel restrictions related

POSTPONED: M2i & 4TU.HTM Business Awareness Course

March 3rd, 2020|

M2i and 4TU.HTM are organizing a business awareness course for Post-doctoral researchers and PhD students in the later stages of their projects.

For more news visit our News page.


16 April 2020 – Joint 4TU.HTM & M2i Workshop on Surfaces, Interfaces & Coatings – CANCELLED
13-14 May – VMAP – 1st International Conference on CAE Interoperability
30 november – 2 december – European Conference on Heat Treatment – Antwerp
14-15 december – M2i Conference & Meeting Materials – Noordwijkerhout