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

WAAM DESIGN CONTEST: APPLICATION OPEN!

October 2nd, 2020|

During the annual conference Meeting Materials, organized by M2i, the Grade2XL project will organize an open Additive Manufacturing Design Contest for young engineers as part of the Grade2XL project. We

ENGAGE-in-AM

September 9th, 2020|

ENGAGE-in-AM is an M2i-initiative in collaboration with TU Delft and the University of Twente and is preselected for HTSM-fundig. This is one of the M2i initiatives that go to the

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