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

3DMed workshop at M2I conference

A 3DMed workshop was organized at the annual M2i Meeting Materials conference (Noordwijkerhout,  9-10 December 2019) https://www.m2i.nl/meeting-materials-2019/.

M2i obtains two NWO grants to develop dissipative metamaterials and hydrogen-resistant alloys

M2i is proud to announce that two projects submitted to the Material Challenges call 2019 were granted by NWO.

Horizon 2020 project on additive manufacturing coming soon!

M2i is proud to announce that the Grade2XL proposal on functionally graded materials for additive manufacturing was selected for funding in Horizon 2020.

Coming up: ASPECT course on Fundamental Tribology in Sheet Metal Forming

On the 18-19 February 2020, Twente University, partner in the ASPECT consortium led by M2i, is organising the course: “Fundamentals of Tribology in Sheet Metal Forming”.

For more news visit our News page.


9 & 10 December 2019 – M2i Conference & Meeting Materials – looking back
18 & 19 February 2020 – ASPECT course on Fundamental Tribology in Sheet Metal Forming